Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teens That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list. This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teens That I Would Love To Revisit

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1711427.Grug https://www.goodreads.com/series/69645-the-berenstain-bears https://www.goodreads.com/series/71096-funnybones https://www.goodreads.com/series/40767-the-baby-sitters-club https://www.goodreads.com/series/42362-sweet-valley-twins
https://www.goodreads.com/series/41246-goosebumps https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1554097.Remember_Me https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1295072.Teacher_s_Pet https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/71865.Tomorrow_When_the_War_Began https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6786718-the-day-after-forever

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?

8 comments:

  1. Your list made me stroll down memory lane. I loved Goosebumps, Sweet Valley, The Babysitter's Club! :-) Great choices! My TTT.

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    1. I'm sure they'll make quite a few lists - at least, I hope so. They're great. :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I remember the Berenstein bears! OMG SO MANY MEMORIES. (I really loved this prompt.) I only read Tomorrow when The War Began like, maybe 3 years ago? So I couldn't count it as a childhood book, but I loved that one. xD
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. I adored this prompt too...I may have squealed a little. There were so, so many I wanted to add, but these are the ones I always think about when I reminisce about reading as a child/teen. Reading the Tomorrow series is awesome no matter what age. :-D Thanks so much for commenting!

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  3. It was so hard to only come up with 10 books this week. I had so many childhood favorites that I feel like I could have kept listing books forever.

    I remember The Berenstain Bears books. I had a ton of those. They were some of my favorites.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I'm with you. I could have gone on and on and on! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Nice list of books for your TTT post this week.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-10-books-from-my-childhood-or-teen.html

    Happy reading!!

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