Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
I keep forgetting to do these posts! I remember when I started my blog, I was so excited to be able to start my own lists, and I’ve only done one so far. I’m happy that this week is the Top Ten Tuesday Rewind, where you can pick to do a previous topic. I have chosen my Top Ten Childhood Favorites. This topic makes me happy, because I love to reminisce and get all sappy-book-nostalgic. So, here we go!
Top Ten Childhood Favorites
10. Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary.
I remember being so conflicted, because I loved Ramona and her spunk, but as a big sister I was really able to relate to Beezus’s pain.
09. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
I remember reading these and wishing that I had more siblings and that we could go take care of one another, but then at the same time I would always realize how lucky my sister and I were to have a family and NOT have to take care of ourselves. I loved the whole series, but the first is the one that stands out the most after all these years.
08. Meet Samantha by Susan S. Adler
I’ll never forget the Christmas when I opened up the box that contained my Samantha doll and the first book in her series. I absolutely adored Samantha. I read most of the other American Girl books, but as I was so obsessed with the early 1900’s it was clear Samantha would be my favorite. I still have my doll, even though she is not in tip-top shape anymore. I love her anyway.
07. Sweet Valley Twins by Francine Pascal
I was so jealous that I didn’t have a twin sister…
06. Sweet Valley Jr. High by Francine Pascal
I moved on to these when I was in middle school, because they seemed a bit more modern and similar to my own school experience. I got made fun of once for reading these in seventh grade and I remember crying in the bathroom. Sad, but true. Reminder that middle school is not fun for anybody.
05. Babysitter’s Little Sister by Ann M. Martin
I was obsessed with Karen and her exploits. She was such a spunky little thing, and I remember always being jealous of all the interesting things that she had going on… even when they were mostly because of her overactive imagination. I loved all the books, but the first one, Karen’s Witch, I can still remember almost word for word. I read it a million times.
04. Babysitter’s Club by Ann M.Martin
Well, obviously, if I was obsessed with the Little Sister series, I must have read the actualBSC. I feel that these books were a staple in many a young girl’s book collection growing up. I was even a member of the BSC club, where they would send me four books a month and other goodies. I remember having so many of these books that they circled the perimeter of my bedroom!
03. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Is there really anything to say about this one? I think we all relate a little bit to Matilda and her love of books. I think we all wish we could have the powers to punish the wrongdoers in our life. We all wanted a teacher like Ms. Honey. I am still trying to convince the fiance that we should name our daughter Matilda.
02. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Oh dear god, I wanted to BE Harriet. I was obsessed with her, and I started carrying around my own spy notebook and writing down everything about everyone; the kids on the school bus, the teachers, people in the grocery store. And I was much more careful with my spy notebook. Nobody ever read it.
01. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Yeah, I know. Shocking, right? What can I say? I wouldn’t be the person I am if it weren’t for the Harry Potter series. I love those books with all my heart and soul.
What are some of your favorite childhood books? Do we share any? Comment and let me know!