Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Broke and The BookishThis week's topic is: Top Ten Childhood Faves
This is probably one of the most difficult top ten list I have ever had to make. There are so many amazing books from when I was a child! In no particular order, here are ten random selections out of the hundreds of books I could have possibly chosen from! (This list is not including some of my more obvious choices, however, like Anne of Green Gables, considering how much I already talk about it on this blog!)
This is the first chapter book that I ever read by myself. I pretty much inhaled it and couldn't get enough of this series until about book #20!
I was obsessed with horses as a kid, and I use to beg my parents for horseback riding lessons. Instead, my mom got me hooked on the Pony Pals series....which in retrospect only fuelled by obsession for horses even more...
I read pretty much everything by Kit Pearson as a child, but the Guests of War trilogy was by far my favourite! A must read for every kid! And a bonus is that the book is set in Canada :)
For some morbid reason I loved novels set during World War II as a child (and still do today), so I remember loving this book. Like Kit Pearson, Jean Little is also a Canadian author, which is of course an added bonus!
I am still in love with these books today! I kind of have a craving to re-read them right now actually! Ever since I saw the tv show as a kid I've been a hardcore Little House on the Prairie fan, which is what got me into reading the actual novels!
I guess this is technically the first vampire novel I ever read! Bunnicula is such a fun series...I mean a rabbit that sucks the life out of vegetable? How silly is that! I remember wishing I had a vampire rabbit after these books...
I'm pretty sure that this is the book that got me hooked on fantasy and adventure stories. I devoured everything and anything written by Tamora Pierce after this first book. Such an amazing series!
I pretty much fell in love with any book dealing with animals and adventure, and Redwall was no exception! While I never did finish this series (I think I got around to #5), I remember absolutely loving this book!
I know....another historical novel set in Canada by a Canadian author...do you see a growing trend here? The Hollow Tree really is an amazing book though! Filled with adventure and a bit of romance, I devoured this novel in the course of two days! I also fell in love with her other more popular novel The Root Cellar!
No little girl should grow up without having read a single one of the Nancy Drew books! They are classics! I read tons of them as a kid and couldn't get enough of them! The Secret of Shadow Ranch was one of my favourites....but only because of the fact that there was a horse on the cover (ya I was a crazy child!).