Friday Favorites – Childhood Books

I’ve wanted to be more active on my blog, so I decided to participate in more weekly tags! Friday Favorites is hosted by the wonderful blog Something of the Book. Basically, a prompt is given, and you get to gush about your favorites. 

This week’s prompt is Favorite Books from Childhood. As a child, I really didn’t read many books I would consider my favorite. I read because it was a way to escape, but I was a stupid child and read books that my friends were reading and not the books that interested me. Luckily, while reading popular books, I happened upon some fantastic books that ended up defining me. 

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – This series truly defined me. I couldn’t wait to get the next book & it made me not feel so alone. 

Crosspatch by Helen & Alf Evers – This is a weird one, but it was one of my all-time favorite books when I was a kid. Now that I look back at it, it has a bit of a troubling message, but I still have that nostalgic love for it. FYI the link it to the Amazon page but I was able to secure a copy for A LOT cheaper elsewhere.

Animorphs by K. A. Applegate – OMG, I was obsessed with this series when I was in grade school. It is also the reason I’m slightly scared of fish. 

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg – Now, this isn’t one that I read in my childhood but it is one that I wish I had access to as a kid. This is also my go-to book recommendation for any parent. It’s basically a book that helps teach kids that imperfections and mistakes are normal and that it is okay to mess up.

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14 thoughts on “Friday Favorites – Childhood Books

  1. I read a lot of Enid Blyton as a child but my love of reading was shaped by then. The reason I chose Enid Blyton was that I was obsessed with The Famous Five and had a large collection of those books. Charlotte’s Web was also a favourite.
    I recognise some of your reading influences as also my adult children’s ones and I am also a huge Harry Potter fan.

  2. A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle. My 3rd grade teacher read it to the class a couple of chapters a week. I was fed up with that pace about half way through and begged my parents into buying a copy for me. Finished on my own in about three days. Still a favorite despite what Disney did to it.

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