Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit12:00 AM
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I couldn't not take part in this weeks top ten Tuesday, I really like the topic and am incredibly interested to read everyone elses! I was always a reader, even from a very young age I was always one of the first people to finish the assigned reading in primary school and was always high up on my level of reading. Me and my mum would read to eachother at night and I always read for fun and would go to Liverpool with my friends to buy new books, I still can't leave a bookshop without one!
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine - I chose say Cheese and Die because it is the first one that I think of whenever someone mentions the goosebumps series, I have to admit, I didn't have very many of these because I was somewhat of a wimp but I had the odd few because my cousin liked them and I do remember them well.
Allys World Series by Karen McCombie - Probably the series I was really obsessed with when I was about 12/13 years old. I even had the "Welcome to Allys World" companion book which had profiles all about her family and life, as well as drawings of her house etc (So you can imagine my excitement when I recognised the drawings in This Book is Gay by James Dawson were the same illustrator for Allys world). Such a good series for young readers.
Nightmare Hour by R.L. Stine - Probably the most prominent in my memories from when I was about 9/10 and had just started going to sleepovers with my friends. This book is a collection of short stories from the author of goosebumps and one of my friends used to read some of the stories out to us at sleepovers, scared the crap out of me! In hindsight, probably wasn't the best book for my age.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon - I was a bit older when I read this one, probably around 14. One of my friends had told me about how much they enjoyed it but never really told me what it was about, of course I bought it and read it anyway, this was way before I even knew what Psychology was and it really did put my interest into this area. This book is written from a point of view of a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, so incredibly written.
The Twits by Roald Dahl - I have only read three Roald Dahl books, I never had a collection or anything I just chose some of them and read them. I read; Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Twits and of course James and The Giant Peach. The rest I have never read! But I liked the Twits the most, mainly because it was vile (and I was quite a strange child) and looking back, it had a really good message and some really beautiful quotes.
The Frog Princess by E.D.Baker - I don't remember too much about this book, me and my mum would read this to eachother, we would each take it turns to read a chapter each night and I just know that this was a twist on the kissing a frog as when the princess kissed the frog, she turned into a frog herself! I was always sucked into fairytales.
The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot - Lets face it, the majority of you 90s kids have read these books! I always wanted to be a princess I mean, who didn't? and the idea that a long lost grandma could come out of nowhere and tell you that you are was incredible. I actually remember finding the first one on a market stall when I was about 11 and just being really sucked in.
Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy - Remember absolutely nothing about this book except I really enjoyed this one and really liked the author.
All of Jaqueline Wilsons books - How can I talk about my childhood without reference to Jaqueline Wilson? She's an absolutely amazing author and I really loved the Lottie project, Lola Rose and The Diamond Girls.
Naughty Amelia Jane Series by Enid Blyton - My mum said she actually used to read these books when she was little, so strange. But I remember really loving them too! Can't beat a bit of Enid Blyton!
So what books did you read as a child? Has your taste changed? What books would you like to reread?