Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Books from Childhood


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie. I decided to list my top ten favorite books from childhood. The following books are in no particular order. Sorry for only listing 8. I figured because I named quite a few series in the list, 8 will suffice.

1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a book I often recommend to children in grade school. Not only is the book fantastic but the movie is suburb as well.


2. Matilda by Roald Dahl is a book that every kid should read! I loved it so much that I gifted a copy to my 8-year-old cousin for Christmas.


3. Any book by Shel Silverstein was on my TBR list as a child. I loved his books when I was a child and I still love them to this day.



4. The Redwall series by Brian Jacques is a series I pretty much ate up in grade school. My absolute favorite book in the series is Mossflower. I was always checking out the books from the library. Apparently there are 22 volumes now which means I have to catch up since the last one came out in 2011. I believe I've only read half the series.


5. Tales of the Dimwood Forest series by Avi. The series includes 4 books. I read the first book, Poppy, in 6th grade at school and I fell in love with the characters.


6. The Babysitter's Club series by Ann M. Martin is a classic! I loved these books when I was elementary and middle school. Unfortunately, I never finished reading the entire series. There are just too many of them.


7. Sweet Valley Twins series by Francine Pascal were books I devoured when I was younger. I couldn't get enough. However, I didn't get to read all the books in this series as well since there are so many books.


8.  The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is definitely a series that is super important to me. Although I didn't read the first book right when it came out, Harry Potter made a huge impact on my life since about 9th grade to today.



18 comments:

  1. Childhood lists make me feel so nostalgic! I loved Roald Dahl, The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High! <3 My TTT

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    1. YAY! You can't go wrong with Roald Dahl, The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High.

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  2. Absolutely LOVE the topic of this list!! I loved the Redwall books when I was younger, may have to revisit it I think.

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    1. YES!!! I definitely want to revisit the Redwall series and to do a binge reading!

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  3. I was a bit worried that Harry Potter wasn't going to be on your list for a moment there XD

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    1. I can't forget Harry Potter. I am a big Potterhead so me leaving out Harry Potter would be a big problem.

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  4. You are totally right!! I use to devour anything by Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein they were probably the only books I read when I was little.
    My TTT: http://bookenthral.com/2015/01/20/top-ten-tuesday/

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    1. Same here. You can never go wrong with Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein.

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  5. Your list makes me nostalgic. I think I might get the audiobook of Charlotte's web for old time sake.

    Here's my TTT: http://cbookbabblings.blogspot.com/2015/01/book-covers-as-art.html

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  6. Great list! I remember reading Sweet Valley High books with my sister, we'd take it in turns to buy new ones with our allowance! And Matilda, love Roald Dahl and have just started reading his books to my niece & nephew :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday!




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    1. YAY! I hope your niece and nephew like the books!

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  7. Love HARRY POTTER. great list! I wish I had thought of that. :O
    MY TOP TEN TUESDAY!

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  8. What a sweet post! I love this. But I want to laugh that Harry Potter is from your childhood. Goodness, I feel old! I do love Matilda, Charlotte's Web, The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley high. I love how universal those have been as favorites for us all. The Trumpet of the Swans was also one of my favorites when I was little. Great TTT!

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    1. When the first two books of Harry Potter came out, I had a few people suggest I read them but at that time I was not interested. I have no clue why I wasn't interested in Harry Potter at the time but I am so glad that I gave the books a second chance.

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  9. OMG I love this Topic! Baby Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High, Falling Up, Charlotte's Web, and Poppy are all books I was very fond of as a child. Shel Silverstein's favorite of mine had to be Lights in the Attic! Others I remember as a kid were Nancy Drew, Hardy boys, The Giver, and Alex Mac books
    You chose a really good choice :)
    My TTT

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    1. I love Lights in the Attic too! I've read some Nancy Drew books. I remember playing some of the Nancy Drew computer games as well. I didn't read The Giver until college when I took a Literature for Young Adults class but I like that book too.

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