06 December 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. I love a good list so here goes with this week's topic...

Top Ten Childhood Favourites

(Oohh... good top ten, I was having a conversation with friends about this recently)

1. Matilda by Roald Dahl. This was one of the first non picture books I ever read. I remember it felt like it took forever to finish it, but I was so proud of myself when I did.

2. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. I loved this story and felt like I was in the know because I got the joke (even though it is explained in the book).

3. Conrad by Christine Nostlinger. I remember my teacher reading this to the class in primary school and I loved it.

4. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend. My dad gave me a copy of this to read one day and I love it, it made me laugh so much as a teenager.

5. Any Judy Blume book. Whenever I got one out of the library which I had not read I was so happy. I am sure I have probably read them all and I remember feeling grown up reading Forever when I was 11.

6. Point Horror books by R.L. Stein, Christopher Pike and others. I loved being scared by these books and read as many as I could. Some of my favourites include The Babysitter, Beach Party, April Fools... I just got cover nostalgia searching on Goodreads!

7. The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin. I wished that these girls were my friends and I always wanted to be Claudia! I think I had a slight obsession with this series and I used to spend all of my money on them.

8. The Face On The Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney. This was a find from rummaging through the shelves of my library and for some reason I fell in love with this book. Still a good read.

9. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal. I used to like reading these when I found a new one in the library, but it was not the same book obsession I had with the Babysitters Club.

10. There's A Bat In Bunk Five by Paula Danziger. I loved this book and the Cat Ate My Gymsuit. They always made me laugh!!


  1. I loved Matilda and I scared myself by reading a few Point Horror books when I was still too young!

  2. the face on the milk carton is that the same as the one that was a movie, with kellie martin i believe that was her name? Great story. Here's my Top Ten

  3. I remember my neighbour giving me a box of books that her daughters had grown out of, and it was full of the Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High - I never could decide which series I liked more!

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  4. I forgot about The Face on the Milk Carton, I really liked that one too! Good picks!