I’m beginning with probably my hardest top five! As a child I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many books I read and loved! Let alone just pick my five favourites, but I’ve tried my best to narrow them down.
1. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
My mum bought this for my when I was about 7 mainly because it was one of her favourites as a child as well. I loved it! There is little else to say, I would read it again and again and still do to this day!
2. George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
I love Roald Dahl and it was difficult to pick just one of his, but for some reason this one was always my favourite! However I did get into the nasty habit of attempting to make my own medicine out of everything I could find in the bathroom…luckily I never drank it!
3. Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
The Enid Blyton shelf in the library was always my first stop. I haven’t picked just one out of the series because I always enjoyed them all equally as much. Every week I would take two books out of the library and one of the Malory Towers series was always one of them.
4. I Am David by Anne Holm
I read this in school when we were learning about WW2 and concentration camps. I think it might have been one of the first emotionally difficult books I ever read, it is such a moving story though written so simply.
5. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
This book never fails to make me smile, I used to read it a lot as a child, any time I needed cheering up! A. A. Milne’s writing is so witty and of course the characters are extremely loveable!
Anyone else agree with my choices? Feel free to comment and share any of your childhood reads!
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