BookBlogWriMo: #TBT – Favorite Childhood Books

It’s day 6 of BookBlogWriMo, and the topic today is “Favorite Childhood Books”.

This is both an easy and hard topic. What part of my childhood should I tell you about? Should I give an overview of a few books from when I was really small to my teen years? I could go on and on and on, but I think I’ll limit it to the first five books that come to mind.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan by JM Barrie – I love this book and the play and the movie(s) and everything that has to do with it (I even watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates when I babysit). I have a Peter Pan tattoo. I own at least six different editions of the book. I love it.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling – Duh. I grew up with Harry Potter. I was about 10 when the first book came out. I was 17 when the last one came out. I went through my angsty teenage years when Harry WAS YELLING IN ALL CAPS. I love this series. So much. I also have a HP tattoo.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies by William Golding – I know, I’m a weirdo, but this book is what spurred my love of dystopian novels. This was one of the required books in middle school (?) or high school, I can’t remember, but I devoured it.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch – I love this sweet book. My parents read this book to me when I was small, and I will do the same when I have my own kids.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – A beautiful novel of acceptance and love. Another “required” book that I am so happy to have had the opportunity to read. I’ve read this one several times since I was supposedly forced to read it and I love it just as much every time.

What are some of your favorite childhood reads? 

21 thoughts on “BookBlogWriMo: #TBT – Favorite Childhood Books

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  2. I responded to a post on Facebook once with this answer to 10 books that stuck with me:

    1. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
    2. The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
    3. The Peace Book, Todd Par
    4. The Land of the Blue Flower, Judith Ann Griffith Illustrator
    5. When I was Young in the Mountains, Cynthia Rylant
    6. Hush Little Baby, Sylvia Long
    7. Georgia O’Keefe, Portrait of an Artist, by Laura Lisle
    8. Sasha My Friend, by Barbara Corcoran
    9. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint- Exupéry’s
    10. Jonathan Livingston Seagall, Richard Bach

  3. I loved Peter Pan too! The Disney version was the first film I ever saw in the cinema and even now I can remember details from dreams my five-year-old self had about flying.
    I read everything I could lay my hands on as a child, but my favourite book was probably The Wind in the Willows. When I was four, I learned the first four chapters off by heart and used to recite them to anyone who foolishly sat down long enough around me.
    Asking people about the books from their childhood is one of my favourite ice-breakers – I’ve had some really lovely conversations with near strangers as a result of asking that one question.

  4. Oh! Peter Pan! I completely forgot how much I loved that book! And you have a Peter Pan tattoo? I have a bookish tattoo too! Coolness.

      • Those are some wicked tattoos!! I toyed with the idea of getting the dark mark.

        I have Edgar Allan Poe on my arm.

        I’m planning on getting a Shakespeare one soon. Just can’t decide if I want a portrait/cartoon type or a quote.. or… I dunno! xD

  5. I’m iffy on Love You Forever, but I love your other favorites! My favorites to read to very little kids are The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, and Bunny My Honey by Anita Jeram. They’re about unconditional mother’s love without the climbing in windows bit. 😉

  6. My favorite childhood books are so different! That’s to be expected since they would be from the 40s and 50s. I started out with the Honey Bunch series, moved on to The Bobbsey Twins. Next came all the dog and horse books along with Nancy Drew. One book which totally stands out in my mind is Brighty of the Grand Canyon. And of course Black Beauty stands alone, above all the Black Stallion and Fury books which more or less run together in my mind.

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