Okay, I’m going to participate in my 1st Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Yeah, yeah…. Tuesday is almost over, but so what. The list for this week is…
Top Ten Childhood Favorites
1. The Saddle Club – Loved this series! Every week when I’d go to my riding lessons, the other girls would bring the books they had from the series, and we’d all trade and talk about them. Kind of funny now that I think about it, since the books were about a group of girls who rode together.
2. Fear Street – Another series I loved. I wasn’t into Sweet Valley High or The Babysitters Club – I liked the more scary stuff. This was in elementary school, so they were the gateway to my love of horror books.
3. Misty of Chincoteague – Yeah, I pretty much wore this book out. Horses were a big part of my life, so I devoured any books about them.
4. The Boxcar Children – We had a set in our classroom, so pretty much everyone read these. I don’t remember too many specifics, just that I liked them. And that I got in a physical altercation with one of my friends over one of the books. lol.
5. Reader’s Digest – I’m not joking. I loved hanging out at my grandparents office from a very young age, and they had magazines out for their clients. I got way too excited when new ones came. They had good stories, okay?!
6. Christine - Yes, the book by Stephen King. I used to sit in front of my grandma’s bookshelf for hours reading through everything. When I was in 6th or 7th grade, I discovered this book in her collection and read it. I admit, the only real reason I initially picked it up was because the name is similar to mine. Lame, I know, but it did open a whole new world of good horror books to me. I had no use for Fear Street after that.
7. Dean Koontz – Anything and everything. All through jr. high and high school I read his books.
I’m stopping at seven. There really aren’t any other books that stick out from childhood. Well, I did enjoy reading encyclopedias, but that’s weirder than my Reader’s Digest obsession.