OMG. There are so many. I’m doing this stream-of-conscious style and stopping when I hit ten because y’all. I could go on for ages. There was so much reading in my only-child-childhood.
1. Laura Ingalls Wilder. All of them. She got me through some rough times. She’s my home girl. I need to introduce her to my children.
2. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. Who DIDN’T read this? Shame on you if you didn’t! I’d have to say this is the first book that made me think, really think, about what it was like to be a girl.
3. CS Lewis. Narnia. I wanted to live there. I still do.
4. The Babysitters Club books!
5. Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I don’t think I’ve read these since then! Would be interesting to see how they are now that I’m grown.
6. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary.
7. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. I remember it as one of the first books to freak me the heck out and I don’t remember why! This is not good.
8. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes. I remember several people telling me (in 5th grade) that I should read this book. For some reason, it scared me. I felt like an idiot when I finally did read it because it was great!
9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I actually reread this a few years ago, but it just never gets old. Cause I really really really want a secret garden.
10. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I read the whole series when I was a kid. The library at my church had the whole set and I would take out a new one each week. I adored them. Then never read them again. I consider this a tragedy.
So? Hows about you? What books from your childhood stand out as favorites?
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