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For this week’s topic we are featuring our childhood faves. I read a lot as a kid, so I had a hard time narrowing down the list. Some of these books would be considered YA now, but I don’t think we called it that back then. Most of these I have not read again as an adult, but I have great memories of them.
In no particular order, these are some of the books I treasured as a child:
2. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene – This series got me interested in mysteries, and I collected several of them.
3. The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – Probably my first fantasy book, and I think I also liked that a character shared my name.
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl – I’m sure I wished I could have found a golden ticket so I could try all those yummy treats at the chocolate factory.
5. Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume – I devoured all of Judy Blume’s YA books, and she really got me hooked on reading. This is the book that started it all, but I loved all of them like: Deenie, Forever, Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great, etc.
6. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg – I really wanted to run away and live in the Met like the kids in this book. It seemed like such a fun adventure.
7. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton – Loved the book and the movie. Great characters, and a moving story.
8.The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Sweet and magical, and I loved the garden escape.
9. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle – I guess this is one of my first Science Fiction books, and I liked the story a lot, even though some of the themes probably went over my head.
10. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan – I never saw the movie version, and wanted to keep my memories of this YA horror intact.
Honorable mentions go to : Go Ask Alice, The Hobbit, A Little Princess, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Little House
What are your favorite childhood reads?