Hey guys! It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another Top Five Friday. This week, we’re talking about childhood favorites. Ashley wasn’t a big reader when she was a child, but I was – youngest Wall of Fame reader in elementary school, thank you very much. She did have a couple standout books from back then, so here are some of our favorites!
1. The Boxcar Children
I don’t remember at all when I started picking up The Boxcar Children, but I do remember that my mom would always go and get me the next one as soon as I was ready for it. Working at a bookstore now, I realize just how many of these books I never got the chance to read. But they were my glimpse of reading, and I loved them.
2. The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride was one I picked up from my big sister. It was the first bigger, chapter book I ever picked up and I absolutely loved the story.
3. The Giver
This is another book I picked up from my sister as she was reading it for school. I remember reading it several times and always being so mad at the ending because I wanted to know what happened next.
I had to read this one for my 6th grade English class, and I was super upset about it to begin with. (I have a problem with reading assigned books, it takes away my enjoyment of choice!) I grew to love it, although I still find it to be a wrong choice for readers so young. I would’ve enjoyed it a lot more the first time around had I read it in high school.
4. The Phantom Tollbooth
This book was my all time childhood favorite, and I think it’s where my love of puns began.
5. Harry Potter
Ashley did read these ones later on, but I started them back when I was 8 years old. I took $10 to the Scholastic book fair, bought the first one, and then asked my mom for more money to go back and get the second one a couple days later! I’ve been in love ever since!
What are some of your favorite childhood books? Let us know below!