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I’ve been waiting for this Top Ten Tuesday for a while now. I can’t wait to share my favourite childhood books with you!
1) Harry Potter
I’m convinced I can’t have a Top Ten list without including Harry Potter. I mean, it practically shaped my life as a writer, so I’m never going to under-estimate it’s worth in my life.
2) Ruby Rosemount
I loved these books as a kid! They’re about genies and it has a really interesting setting (Middle-East somewhere…maybe Egypt, but I can’t remember). Also Ruby has a great grandma.
3) The Divide
A world where science is myth and magic is real? YES PLEASE. Also, the main character is disabled and I didn’t even notice the first time I read it. See? Diversity is important!
4) Children of the Lamp
Genies again, woo! I obviously had a thing for them. Their adventures start when the times Philippa and John have their wisdom teeth out at an early age. Then they go on this awesome trip with their Uncle Nimrod.
5) The Fire Within
I loved the first first books in this series – I have great memories of reading them in the car to my grandparents’ house. I even enjoy them now, even if the last few books suck.
My mum convinced me to read these in like…year 3? Or 4? Anyway, I still love them now because they’re excellent.
7) His Dark Materials
Even now, this remains one of my favourite series’. I probably didn’t understand it all that well when I was younger, but I loved it even then.
8) The Famous Five
Enid Blyton, woo! I devoured these books, just as I loved the next ones…
9) Trixie Belden
These were books from my mum’s childhood as well. She told me to read them and I did because there was nothing else to read. They are so much better than Nancy Drew, just saying.
10) Ingo by Helen Dunmore
Mermaids! Well, they’re not mermaids, they’re Mer, technically, and this is still the best book about them I’ve ever read. It’s creepy in some places, and I just…I just love it, okay? Sorry the picture’s a bit small – I couldn’t make it bigger for some reason.
So there we are! Those are the top ten books from my childhood. I had a much more diverse taste when I was younger. Mostly fantasy, still, but I didn’t really care what I read. Now I want to go back and read these all again!
Do you share any favourites with me? Has anyone read these at all??