Top Ten Tuesday: 3/24

Inspiration

Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit

1. Anything by Judy Blume | I read pretty much every single book Blume wrote while I was in elementary and middle school and I often find myself wondering if I would still love Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret or Just As Long As We’re Together as much now as I did then. I’d really love to find a whole set with all of her books actually!

2. Laura’s Luck by Marilyn Sachs | I mentioned this last fall when we were doing our thirty-day challenge, and I still haven’t found a copy of it. This was the first ‘chapter book’ I ever read and I’d love to have a copy to give to my (future) kiddos.

3. The Babysitter’s Club Series by Ann M. Martin | I read every single one of these books (there are 26 total!!) and I have fond memories of playing ‘Babysitter’s Club’ with my friends. We wanted so badly to do what Kristy and her friends did but we were wayyyy too young and by the time we were old enough, had no interest in it anymore. Good memories here people, good memories!

4. The BFG by Roald Dahl | I actually have a very old copy of this, and I reread it every once in awhile. We read this in my 2nd grade class and I remember all of us being totally enthralled by it. Definitely a classic along with Matilda, another one of Dahl’s I loved.

5. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder | I’m sitting here thinking about all of the books I read as a kid/teenager and couldn’t for the life of me remember ‘that series I read in the yellow box set.’ DUH. The Little House on the Prairie books were my go-to books for quite awhile. When nothing else sounded good, I would just reread them. I think I almost had them memorized at one point. I definitely want to reread them now!

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6. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot | For some reason, I remember this series vividly…though not for the reason you’d think. I remember smuggling Kudos bars to my room and reading these books. That was the series when Mom found out I was smuggling Kudos bars to my room. I vaguely remember thinking that the only boyfriend I would get would probably be a ghost, though.

This one particularly scared the hell out of me. Especially the cover. This is probably why I don't swim in lakes.
This one particularly scared the hell out of me. Especially the cover. This is probably why I don’t swim in lakes.

7. The Goosebumps Series by RL Stine | I loved the sh*t out of these. I think I almost read them all. My favorites were the ones about camp. I think it would be a lot of fun to reread one.

8. Harry Potter is cheating but here it is. I probably won’t revisit until I my kids are of age, though. There’s something magical about waiting years to unwrap that nostalgia, and I secretly hope that waiting 15-20 years to reread it will awaken the same magic that it did when I first read it. You know. And be cool for the offspring.

9. Dear America Series | I only liked the two books that revolved around my two favorite historical events: the Oregon Trail and the sinking of the Titanic. I had a weird obsession with these two points in time and read every book I could get my hands on. The Dear America books were the only ones to quench my curiosity.

10. Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison | I felt like such a rebel reading these books. I hid these  from my mom (because they said words like ‘snogging’ and ‘nunga-nunga’s’, you know?). I remember reading these and desperately wishing I lived in the UK because words like ‘loo’ and ‘snog’ were soooo much cooler.

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 3/24

  1. Aw I loved The BFG! It has to be one of my favorite of Roald Dahl’s novels. I read the book in third grade after receiving it as a gift from a teacher, and I’ve treasured it since. My younger sister is just starting to read Roald Dahl books now, and I love being able to share my fond memories of Dahl’s books with her.

    Claire @ Cover to Cover

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