Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Childhood That I Want to Revisit

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, focuses on books from childhood. Here are some of my favorites that I wouldn't mind revisiting. 


1. The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin - I think this was the first contemporary series that I became hooked on, like every other girl growing up in the 80s/90s.  

2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - I fell in love with this series hard. I then became obsessed with the TV show. Two words for you: Gilbert Blythe. YES! I also still hate Josie Pye. 

3. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Clearly - Who doesn't love Ramona Quimby?

4. Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal - I went through a Sweet Valley High phase. I was obsessed with the books and I even had the board game (no one every wanted to be Enid!)

5. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - This is the first survial story that I loved. 

6. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney - This is the first mystery that really hooked me.  

7. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein- I still have my copy! This is the first book of poetry that didn't make me roll my eyes.

8. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander - Lloyd Alexander is the reason why I still love fantasy today. 

9.  Where's Waldo by Martin Handford - I still have my copy of this book. My son now likes to find Waldo!

10.  Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish - I remember loving these books when I first learned to read. 

What books would you love to revisit from your childhood? Have you read any of my favorites? Let me know what you think. This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

25 comments:

  1. Fantastic list! I loved Ramona, especially Ramona the Pest. My sister and I were big fans of Sweet Valley High too (we wrote "fan fiction" but changed the character's names to Carrie and Jessica). Anne of Green Gables is on my list too!

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    1. Haha, that's awesome, Christina! I love that. You and your sister sound like fun kids growing up. I would have loved to hangout with you guys! :) Thanks for visiting!

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    2. We had a lot of fun writing stories together but my sister was definitely the better writer. She wanted to be an author when she grew up but then she had a teacher who pushed her too hard and she gave up on it. Now she occasionally writes business articles but I hope she'll go back to it one day just for fun.

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  2. Sweet Valley High is a favourite on TTT today! I remember devouring all of them too!

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    1. I was obsessed! I was excited to hear that the adult book was coming out based on the characters from SVH, but I heard it was a flop. :( Thanks for dropping by, Joy!

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  3. All of these are amazing choices. Where's Waldo? Amazing! I would hope it's easier to find him but I probably don't have the patience for it any more. I did included Hatchet on my list though, great book!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. Thanks, Cassi! I loved Where's Waldo and now my son is obsessed too. It's such a fun book. Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. Nice to see good old Anne of Green Gables on here and the Sweet Valley High! Quite a few I don't recognise too - I feel like I missed out! My TTT

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    1. I loved Anne of Green Gables...probably my favorite as a kid. I really want to re-read them one day. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I think that's part of what I love about the fact that I'm the mama of girls. Someday, I'll get to experience all my favorite stories from childhood all over again with them. Not to mention all the ones I neglected to read. Like Anne of Green Gables! By the way I adored Sweet Valley High! I'm jealous though, I never had the board game.

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    1. YES! That is exciting....maybe my son will get into Harry Potter and then I can re-read that series with him. That would be fantastic since I am such a huge fan. Oh, man! You didn't have the board game? It was so much fun as a kid, but it caused some drama between our girlfriends! Thanks for visiting, Juju.

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  6. BSC and Sweet Valley, yep! Oh, I forgot about Anne, how could I!? FACE ON THE MILK CARTON, yes! There was a new TV show last year that I watched a couple of episodes of just b/c it reminded me of this book!

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    1. I'm glad you appreciate my list, Bonnie! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High made my list, too! Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Gotta love growing up in the 80s/90s. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. The Babysitter's Club!!! I loved ALL of those books, so much, as well as Sweet Valley High! Were those our Twilights and Hunger Games, or what?!? :)

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    1. I know, right?! I was obsessed with both series. Thanks for visiting, Tara!

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  9. Can you believe I have never read a babysitter book? Not one word. Guess that tells you how much older I am than you. I did enjoy reading Amelia Bedelia, though. What a goof-ball.

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    1. YES! She always made me laugh out loud as a kid and I would love to revisit the book. Maybe I could convince my son in a few years. Thanks for visiting, Anne!

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  10. I loved, loved, loved, (and still do!) Anne of Green Gables when I was young. I devoured the series and watched the tv show, too. I recently reread the first few books and then bought myself the whole series when Sourcebooks Landmark re-released them with these beautiful new covers. I also read all the Sweet Valley Twins/High books and The Babysitter's Club books, too. Oh what fond memories. Did you ever read Trixie Belden or The Bobbie Twins? Those were some of my other favorites as well as any book by Ruth Chew (she wrote witch books and they are really hard to find now).

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    1. I haven't, although I have heard of them. A few of my friends were fans! I am glad you agree with my list. I was obsessed with the Anne of Green Gables books and TV shows. I am jealous you re-read the series. Hopefully I can do that one day. Thanks for visiting, Kristin!

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  11. I loved Sweet Valley High and I really wish I had read Anne of Green Gables :-( but it's never too late, I guess!

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    1. I am hoping to re-read Anne of Green Gables, so it is never too late. I love the new covers they put out for them. Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

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  12. I absolutely ADORED The Baby-sitters Club books. I was always so excited when a new one came out. I also like Sweet Valley High (and Sweet Valley Twins). Great list!

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    1. Me too. I remember begging my mom to take me to the book store so I could get the next book in the series. Thanks for visiting, Natalie!

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