Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books from my Childhood

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

You get eight today!

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - This is an obvious choice for me.  I mean there is no single series or author who has influenced me more than J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter.

2. The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - My dad and I used to read this series together as they came out.

3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - This book was first read out loud to my 5th grade class and that was the first time I fell in love with the Middle Earth and all it's crazy characters.

4. The BFG by Roald Dahl - I must have first read this for class in elementary school, but I loved this book.  I've read it many times since.  And actually I just bought my own copy of the book this weekend.  (Finally)

5. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - I love this story and read it several time as a kid.  It took me until college to read the entire series, but the story about the wardrobe enchanted me.

6. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin - I found this book during my read through the entire teen section of my old library in late elementary school/early middle school.  It was just the right amount of mystery and cleverness that made me love it.

7. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Pat Hancock - This book was read to me every night for a very very long time, I'm sure my parents appreciate that I eventually moved on to longer books.
8. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - This is another one that I exhausted as a child, my parents read it to me until I memorized it and then I read it to myself before I was able to read.


  1. A 100 times yest to all of these!

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  2. Oh how I wish HP had been around when I was growing up! The first book came out when I was 17 and I'm sure I thought I was 'too-grown for a story like that, so I only got into the series when I was in my mid-twenties >.< I also only read The Hobbit and Narnia as an adult. And I STILL need to read A Series of Unfortunate Events lol! Awesome picks^^ Here's my TTT post this week!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    1. I'm glad to eventually got to read Harry Potter. I read the first one in 1998 when I was 7, so I truly did grow up with these books!

  3. Eeeexcellent choices. Remember how delicious C.S. Lewis made turkish delight sound? I was so disappointed by the real thing!

    My list.

    1. YES! I didn't even know what turkish delight was and I wanted to eat it. For some reason when I was younger, I remember picturing it being some sort of powdered sugar turkey bits. And even though that image isn't great, I was like if Edmund loved it then I should too!

  4. This is such a great list of books.
    I haven't actually finished the Series of Unfortunate Events. I think I read the first six but beyond that I don't think so. I should probably read them since my students love them so much.
    Thanks for sharing this great list!

    1. They are really great, although they made less sense to me as the books went on. The first seven or so were my favorite!