Hello, loves! Today, I’m here to share with you my top ten childhood favorites. I know this isn’t the topic this week, but this morning I was actually looking through a list of the past week topics, and I decided to start from the beginning and skip around, so you have the Broke and Bookish to thank for that.
Let’s just get into the list:
1.The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick
These books were the absolute best! There are six books in the series, though a seventh came out in May, and they basically defined elementary school for me. They taught me about classical books like Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, and provided me with an entertaining storyline.
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
These books were the introduction to the world of Greek mythology that sparked my interest in the culture. So many haters argue relentlessly that the facts given in these books aren’t completely accurate. To that, I say, “Since when is mythology based on pure fact?”
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
I read this book when I was in third grade, and it was amazing. I’ve enthused about my love for Brian Selznick books before, and this is no different.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
I remember when each of these books came out. I started right from the middle, and just kept checking out these books from my elementary school library like it was my job. I think I’ve read each book in this series with the exception of the last one or two. They’re so entertaining and hilarious.
The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann
I cannot express to you all how much I loved these books. I made it to the third book, and by the time the fourth one came out, I had no idea what was going on, so I didn’t read it. I regret that so much, and I’m pretty sure that’s something you’ll see me reviewing in 2017.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
You guys know that if Gail Carson Levine wrote the book, it’s got to be good. This was my favorite book in elementary school. I feel like I recommended it to everybody I saw walking through those halls.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
For those of you that don’t know the strange stories surrounding these books, let me tell you a few things that clear things up in my mind, but probably not in yours. Feel free to ask any questions. There are seven books in the series, and books two, four, and five feature at least two of the famous Pevensie children. Those are the three books that there are movies of. The other four, I actually didn’t read. I started the first book, The Magician’s Nephew, and I listened to my old camp director read us The Horse and His Boy, (Book three) but the only books that I can really explain are those main three that have movies out.
The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
This book was great. I think it takes place during either the 19th or 18th centuries, and it’s so good. I’m just realizing that a great portion of these books are ones that I read in fifth grade, but fifth grade was the golden age of books for me. Check this book out, it’s not just for kids.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Believe it or not, this is another book that I read in the fifth grade. Yeah…all I remember is my favorite character being Jasper. I tried to read New Moon, it didn’t work out well, but I’m hoping to read the books again.
Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
I remember flying through these books in my later years of elementary school, and they were very entertaining. I would check each of these books out at least three times, and I could name what happened in each one.
Thank you so much for reading, I hope I didn’t bore you with my childhood memories. Please, share with me your childhood favorites! I absolutely love reading what you guys have to say.