Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Top 10 Childhood Favorites


Although today's topic is supposed to be related to book covers, I decided to choose a different one from four years ago :p I thought it would be fun to revisit my childhood favorites and share them with you! They aren't in any specific order — I just wrote down the titles that popped into my head as I thought of them. Let me know what is on your list and if any of these sound familiar :)

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
I'm sure that mentioning this is far from a surprise. I still remember the boy in my third grade class (hi Norman, if you happen to magically be reading this) who told me to read this during a trip to our school library! I had a slow start, but I knew I had to continue the series after completing the first book.

2. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Such a silly book, but a smart way to teach someone the difference between figurative and literal speech. I still vividly remember the one where Amelia dresses a chicken by putting clothes on it, haha!

3. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
Specifically the ones where you can choose your own adventure. My mom never let me or my brothers purchase a copy for ourselves, so we borrowed all that we could from the library :p

4. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
I first read this in school and loved it so much. I can't remember what grade I was in, but it was one of the first books I've ever read.

5. The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The first series, aside from Harry Potter, that I loved dearly. All the scary parts made my heart pound so much as a child, but I insisted on finishing them anyway. I'm hoping to give this a re-read in the near future — my boyfriend has generously donated his copies (1-9) to me.

6. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
This book was so hilarious and weird, but tons of fun to read. Sadly, I have no recollection of how I was introduced to this.

7. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Even as a child, I've had a fascination with stories relating to the Holocaust. I recently read it again and loved it all the same.

8. The Witches by Roald Dahl
My fifth grade teacher read this book to my class at the end of each day before we were sent home (I hope teachers still do this!) and it was such an enjoyable time. We also watched the movie, which was so creepy.

9. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Another book my fifth grade teacher read to us. We even had a little inside joke during graduation about it :)

10. The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
Putting this on my list makes me want to go back and read the whole series! I don't remember exactly which books I've read in this series, but I know I liked it a lot and was torn between wanting to be a babysitter and wanting to be the little sister.

I hope this list has reminded you of some of your childhood favorites! I can't wait until I have children (if God allows me to) so I can read them bedtime stories.

What are some of your childhood favorites?

1 comment

  1. Wow, I had completely forgotten about Sideways Stories from Wayside School! I can't remember what grade I was in, but my teacher read all three Wayside books to the class. They were so good. Harry Potter and Goosebumps are definitely high on my list of favorites, as well.

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