Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

So...another meme!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists, and I myself love lists as well. Everyone is welcome to join in, and don't worry if you can't think of 10 - just do as many as you can. And of course, be sure to link back to TBATB (and leave me a link here too!) on your post!

This week's topic is~

Top Ten Childhood Favorites:

1. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

I adore Shel Silverstein's poems and had an amazing school that made us read this book in Grade 1. (Thank you, school)

2. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I loooved this series in Grade 3. These were very interesting stories, about the pioneer times. I *think* I was learning about pioneers those days, or maybe this book just got me interested. This is the type of book I would recommend to younger girls these days.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Who HASN'T watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? It came on tv sooo many times when I was a kid (OOMPA LOOMPAS FTW!). The new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (while still good) has got nothing on the old movie. Anywho, I read the book sometime in Grade 4 or so? And it really is great, I loved the descriptions of the inside of the factory, 'twas quite fascinating :D

4. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

GOOSEBUMPS ♥. Ok, so I never got any goosebumps while reading this series, but they're still awesomeee. And just a liiiittle bit creepy if you're a kid, and never-ever predictable. I guess my demands for unpredictableness come from reading this series. Awesome series.

5. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Boxcar Children is a great adventure series. It's an incredibly long series though, despite reading over 30 books in it, that's not even halfway in D; It's a fun read for kids interested in mysteries though, or those who have many siblings ;) (I am one of both~)

6. Superfudge by Judy Blume

Superfuuuudge to the rescue! My 5th Grade year mostly consisted of me reading and rereading Superfudge. It's superfun! Judy Blume's children books are just great, Fudge is one of the most annoying brothers you will read about. :D

7. The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin

*sigh* This was one of the bestest series of my childhood. The Babysitters Club taught me so much. I miss Kristy, Mary Ann, Stacy, Claudia, and Dawn. :( This series actually made me WANT to babysit. 

8. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Tucktucktucktuck. <3 So I read this in Grade 6. I remember almost crying, but not, because I was reading this during break in class. It's a beautiful story, and I really need to watch it's movie/reread it.

9. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Where do I start with this! Ella Enchanted is a MUST-READ for fairy-tale lovers out there. Ella's such a great character, and there are OGRES in this!

10. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Last but definitely not least, HARRY-FREAKING-POTTER! I'm not even going to say anything about this, just, everyone, read the series. Awesome, amazing, fantastic...no words that can do it justice. I plan to read it to my kids, whenever I have 'em. They have got to be HP fans or I'll disown them. 

That is it for today, until next time!


  1. Lol, I feel the same way about HP!! Actually, about reading. If my kids aren't readers, I won't know what to do with them!

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  2. Great list. I wasn't a kid when HP came out, but many of these others were my favorite reads. I love Shel Silverstein.

    I hope you come visit me at The Scarlet Letter.

  3. Thanks! Checked both of yours out, great lists :)
    @Kelly - I'd enter the giveaway if I could, but sadly The Book Depository doesn't ship to my country, much to my despair. :(