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 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.
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 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 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 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?