If you don’t know I am 22 years of age and turning 23 this month! In celebration of my aging I am doing a throw back and talking about my childhood faves that I may still read because they are so good and full of nostalgia.
This next couple of weeks I’m planning some more posts like this in memory of me getting even older, I hope you enjoy my pain of realising Twilight came out over 10 years ago.
Well i’ll start from the beginning, when I was a wee child who just learnt to read and was in speech therapy because I couldn’t pronounce anything properly BUT did that stop me? No sir ree bob. I would sit at my back door and read Dr Seuss books to my dog(I’m guessing because no one else in the fam could be bothered listening to my babel, it’s still a bit like that if I’m being honest).
I may or may not be able to do this story by heart and annoy friends with it at times…
Goosebumps by R.L Stine
All Goosebumps are so freaken fun but I do have some faves, I especially loved the pick your own ending, if you’ve never read a book with a pick your own ending/give yourself Goosebumps WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH LIFE sorry was that too intense? TO BAD go pick your own ending in a book! *spoiler* You always end up dying in the next page and have to go back and pick the other choice to continue the story.
The next Author I absolutely devoured was Roald Dahl, I still have my original copy fo The Witches and it’s in pretty decent for a book that’s over 30 years old (it was my sister originally) and has been re-read multiple times. Just think about these books makes me want to read them all over again, The Witches and The Twits were my fave in childhood.
This book represents a lot of books I read at the time which were just silly and fun chapter books from the library it’s just that I only remember this one. I’m extremely grateful to my school library and Mum for picking out these books for me because they’ve cause my love for reading,
Ann M. Martin: THE BABYSITTER CLUB
As if you didn’t want to start a babysitting club when you were younger if you read these books! This was a secondhand book from my sister (she isn’t a big reader but her name is Kirsty so I now know why she even had this book) I adored this series, my mum donated my books years and years ago but I was tempted to re buy some of these the last time I was them at the op shop.
This is a book that I still re-read Once was the first book a teacher read aloud to me that really hooked me and I ended up borrowing it from the library and reading it before she had finished. Once is how I learnt about WWII it was my first experience with the horrors that happened and it sparked my interest in WWII books.
I also just realised this is part of a 5 book series and yes I am planning on reading the rest!
Holes is another book that just gripped me and I couldn’t put it down, I still recommend Holes I haven’t re-read it in a few years but it will always be a go to book that I’d recommend it to anyone (child or adult) also people that don’t read the movie is excellent.
And finally my first step into the fantasy world, I will always remember this book for starting my fantasy journey (as well as Narnia but I’m pretty sure I read Eragon first)
Also I mean Dragons? I knew there was a reason I loved Dragons I miss owning all these books and writing this post has just made me want to re-build my childhood collection.
I read all these books around the ages 5 through to 12, I may do a post with my teenage reads although there all going to be Adult fiction/non fiction and now I’m an adult I read young adult fiction xD
Note: I find it funny how people are say things like there’s no middle grade books for boys because it’s a bit of a falsity (not only because reading isn’t gendered) but because nearly all my favourite from childhood feature a boy protagonist and are by male Authors.
What are your childhood faves? Are any of yours on here? Do you still own them or did you get rid of them once you grew out of them.
I am happy my Mum donated my books to the local library as I borrowed a lot of books from them and other kids deserve to read these as much as I did. I just wish she had kept my entire original Goosebumps editions I only have 2 and the covers are amazing I’m hoping to find them in op shops but they’re incredibly hard to come by.