Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Which means, of course, another list for Top Ten Tuesday. Today it’s all about our childhood favourites, so let’s take a trip down memory lane and see a few of mine. Do you remember any of these childhood reads?
1. Waiting for Anya
Or basically anything by Micheal Morpurgo. I was a huge fan of all his books but particularly remember bursting into tears at the end of this book.
2. Horrid Henry
Anyone else wish they did a ‘what Henry did next’ thing where we see where he ended up? I think Perfect Peter would be in jail. Or Oxford university. Could go either way.
3. Percy Jackson
Ah a staple of my childhood. Funny story I actually read the third one first because I liked the flying horse on the cover, which made me think it was all actually about Nico and Bianca. Silly, twelve year old me.
4. Watership Down
In hindsight, maybe not the best book for children. My friend and I had a reading race where we read this epic and tragic tale at the ripe old age of 11.
5. Warrior Cats
Firestar and the gang were just my favourites as a kid. I loved hearing what those clans were up to in their forest dens.
6. Harry Potter
How can I not include the novels that made me late for school for a week in year eight? Yeah my teachers were as pleased as I was when I finished Order of the Phoenix.
I mean the guy and his whole family was called Stanley Yelnats because it was his name backwards! What’s not to love as a kid?
8. Series of Unfortunate Events
If you weren’t worried about Violet, Klaus and Sunny were you really a kid in the early 2000s?
9. Biff and Chip
We’re going way back to my baby years. I mean these might have been picture books, when I was a very slow, unenthusiastic reader.
10. Skulduggery Pleasant
I remember being recommended this at the library when I was a kid and being scared of the skeleton on the cover, only to then discover the joy of a detective skeleton when I was fourteen and found a group of friends who loved these books.