Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teens That I Would Love To Revisit
Oh, the memories!! This was such an easy topic and looking at those covers, this list really chronicles my reading as I grew up. Grug, The Berenstain Bears and Funnybones were always my favourite series' as a child, then I started in on The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley Twins (which also continued into Sweet Valley High, etc) as I got older and interested in chapter books. I remember I used to have terrible nightmares as a child and so I'd read these books in the middle of the night to calm myself down. Which is funny, considering the next lot of books! I still clearly remember reading Welcome to Camp Nightmare like it was yesterday, my first but definitely not final Goosebumps book, and how terrified I was. But that started me on a real horror kick for the next couple of years. Christopher Pike and those kinds of teen horror books, like Teacher's Pet, were the Young Adult Fiction of my high school years. And John Marsden and his Tomorrow, When The War Began series! I was obsessed with this series - and all of Marsden's books - through high school. He was my all time favourite author. I'm not sure the series was ever popular outside Australia though? It's still a rite of passage for teenagers here, I think. Finally, The Day After Forever, still one of my most favourite books. This led me to romance and contemporary adult fiction, as YA wasn't what it is now. And here I am today, obsessed with everything YA. I really must reread some of the above books though. Nostalgia, I love it.
What books would you revisit on your stroll down memory lane?