Top 5 (books from my childhood) Tuesday

New month, new prompts for Top 5 Tuesday! This is the first one for March! Scamper over to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads to see all the other prompts and here’s her books from her childhood!

Just a note: As much as Harry Potter has been a huge, huge part of my childhood, it won’t be shown here because, unfortunately, the author is still an awful person. It’s very sad that it has to be the case – but we can’t pick the authors for the series! But there’s other books on here!

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The Lightning Thief - Rick RiordanThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – If you didn’t think this would be first, you definitely don’t know me and haven’t been reading this blog for long – because of course this would be one of the top!!Β 

I’ve already written a lot about what this book means to me in this post and also here! But I’ll say it again that this book helped me a lot re my ADHD and confidence surrounding that. This series (I feel) has a lot to say about confidence and acceptance and I’m so glad I read the series when I did.

First Term at Malory Towers - Enid BlytonFirst Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton – I read so much Enid Blyton as a kid that I think I sort of started talking in a British accent? Yes, I was extremely weird. But Malory Towers definitely stuck in my heart. I saw myself a lot in the main character, Darrell, and she was one of the first reasons why I wanted to become a writer (she decides to become a writer after she graduates).Β 

Famous Five - Enid BlytonFive on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton – Okay, yes, I’m putting the Famous Five series on here too because it too, was a very formative part of my childhood. I was this very tomboy/not interested in the mainstream things like ‘other girls’, so of course, George was one of the highlights of my childhood.

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Babysitter's ClubKristy’s Great Idea by Ann. M. Martin – I think I started reading this later into my childhood? Who knows? I loved all the Babysitter’s Club stories I could get my hands on! I think I saw myself in Kristy mostly – we’re both boisterous/outspoken, however you want to say it. She was also my favourite character. I loved the Netflix series and they have to tell us what’s going on with the second season!!Β 

511635Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson – I read so so many Jacqueline Wilson books but this one stayed with me the most! Flora has big hair, I have big hair. She’s weird, I’m weird. So, of course, I loved this a lot when I read it. Jacqueline Wilson is such a prolific writer and I think it’s important to let your kids read these types of books and then sit down and explain them and the issues to them.

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A lot of other books I used to read constantly throughout my childhood are either written by horrible authors (not that I’m naming names here), or I only read it like once and like the movie (The Golden Compass, have not watched the series yet, yes, I am fully planning on watching it), or it’s been so long ago that I can’t remember much (Chronicles of Narnia).

But there you go! I read a lot of series back in the day – the Sweet Valley books, Famous Five, and the Babysitter’s Club were all read very much out of order, depending on what the library had, so I often had to guess on what happened previously or stuff like that.

What are some books that you enjoyed reading as a kid? Come tell me down below in the comments! Maybe we’ll share some titles!

11 thoughts on “Top 5 (books from my childhood) Tuesday”

    1. I’ve read so many of them!! I thought of adding The Wishing Chair and The Faraway Tree because I remember those so well! Saucepan Man was one of my favourites and I think, Moonface?

      But Mallory Towers and Famous Five were two of my favourite series πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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