I have not done a throwback post yet, but I think it will be fun. And, as I am currently reading the BIG FAT Game of Thrones first novel, I won’t be writing a review anytime soon, so, here you go. Today, I will be counting down my five favorite childhood books until I was ten or twelve.
#1 Favorite: The Penderwicks
Yes, this is probably no news for the ones who follow me and read my reviews, but The Penderwicks had to be on this list, no matter what. I started reading them with my parents when I was six years old and those are the only books on this list I still read from time to time.
#2 Favorite: Famous Five
My dad read me my first Famous Five book (my first one was Five go adventuring again , if anyone cares) by Enid Blyton to me when I was three years old and he would read me one whole book each Saturday and Sunday morning until we knew them all by heart. I have never reread books so often as I reread George’s, Julian’s, Dick’s, Anne’s and Timmy’s stories. PS: sorry for taking a picture of the series, but I’m just soooo obsessed with them. Who else watched this series?
PPS: Who remembers these great drawings from the older books? I’m not sure if newer books have these, too, as we always only had really old books from my dad’s childhood.
#3 Favorite: Percy Jackson
I have read ever Percy Jackson novel ever written by Rick Riordan (expect Magnus Chase, I never liked the novels without Percy in them) at the age of 12 and I LOVED them. I literally swallowed them and would only want to watch the movies – which were great btw, weren’t they? All I remember about these books in detail is the hilarious writing style and the extremely exciting plot twists…
#4 Favorite: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
These books were the most hilarious books I’ve ever read. I read all of them when I was younger, but the later models weren’t that funny anymore – the first six were the best. I just loved Gregg, he was my spirit animal. What I especially loved was “Later, when I’m rich and famous…” that was just great and I loved Jeff Kinney’s diaries, sorry, journals.
#5 Favorite: Matilda
I remember, I had a really cool English teacher in primary school who bought us all of Roald Dahl’s book to read and then who gave me and my best friend Matilda to read together. We both just fell in love with the story, each of us reading one page out loud and then handing the book over to the other, so it’s safe to say, this book is one of my favorites when I was small…
Those were my five favorite childhood books, I hope you enjoyed this small entry and have a great day!