Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular blog meme, Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic:
March 24: Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit
“Well hell, I’m 40 years old, almost 41, and I can’t remember the titles of the books I read 20-30 years ago…” This is how I planned on starting today’s post that would go on to explain how I would be sharing a list of books I should have read when I was a kid, but didn’t because I wasn’t much of a reader back then. However, once I got to looking over on Goodreads I was surprised just how many books I do remember reading and enjoying. So I guess I will be sharing with you all some of my favorite books from my childhood. Surprise, surprise my memory isn’t quite leaving me yet.
Ten books I actually remember reading in my youth.
- This is the first book I ever read by myself, sometime before the age of 5. My Grandfather was a doctor and he used to get Dr. Seuss (yes, I know this wasn’t written by him), for his waiting room and would give some of them to his Grandchildren. This must have been one of them.
- I can’t believe I found this!!! I remember reading this book, like three times, in elementary school. I loved this book. Now I want to read it again, perhaps an inter-library loan is in order. I didn’t know it was a series either, wonder if the others were just as good. This is kinda more simplistic earlier version of Harry Potter.
- Ah, The Black Stallion series. I was so into horses when I was a little girl, sucked for someone who lived in town. I read so many of the books in this series, not the first one though. I did see the movie for that one after all.
- I remember checking out these books of poems many a time for library day. They counted as books but were not as long. Still though, the poem were cute along with the illustration that went with them. My favorite is still the one about a snake saying ‘I love you’.
- Does having a book read to you count? My third or fourth grade teacher read this to us in class one year. Loved the story so much I re-read a year or two ago.
- On to teen years. I remember reading this book in high school. Took place in Chicago and had a great sad ending. Would fit in beautifully with all the tragic YA stories about teen dying that are popular today.
- I remember reading this well before it became a cheesy movie franchise. This was probably my precursor for my Stephen King phase that I went though in my latter teen years.
- Another dark and ‘scary’ title I read as an early teen.
- Much of my later teen years though were spent reading everything Stephen King had written. I shake my head now, what was I thinking… Anyway, this was one of my favorites. Still own a copy in my library.
- This was another one of my favorite written by Mr. King, of course many consider this to be his best book. Can’t say I disagree.
I really am surprised I found so many books I remember reading in my youth. I guess I wasn’t as much of a slacker as I thought I was when it came to reading. I see a trend though and perhaps it isn’t that much of a surprise that read what I do today. What was your favorite book from your childhood?