From an early age, if anyone asked the question “What should we get Rebecca for Christmas/Birthday” the answer would always be books.
I consider myself quite lucky in that my family have always been supportive of my reading. From my Nan reading me to sleep as a toddler, to buying me all the Harry Potter books as they were released (which she still does even though I’m nearly 30), my Dad reading the Hobbit to me and my sisters, and my Auntie introducing me to new series as I grew older and my reading tastes changed. I am so thankful to them for the chances I received and all the amazing books I was able to enjoy.
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is all about our Childhood favourite books and I’ve decided to mix it up a little. I’ve picked books from all different stages of my childhood, books from when I had to be read to, books from when I first started reading, and finally books from when I entered High School. I hope you enjoy all my picks, and maybe these will bring back some memories for you all.
Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.
Five Minutes Peace
Elmer the Elephant
I was going through an Elephant stage ok! TBH they’re still my favourite animal today, and I absolutely adored Funny bones, both the books and the TV series.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Illustrated Mum
Alice in Wonderland
I absolutely adored anything that Roald Dahl wrote, but these two were favourites of mine. I remember Jacqueline Wilson books being ones were took home from school to improve our reading and I fell in love with all the characters and amazing illustrations. Alice in Wonderland was actually gifted to me by a friend of the family and I fell completely for the quirkiness and all the fantastical characters.
I mean Harry Potter had to be included right? I still love it to this day and have re-read it too many times to count. Though I had the Hobbit read to me as a child, I was actually in High-School before I got round to reading it myself. I’m super glad I did though because I had a totally different experience and enjoyed it so much more the second time around. My Auntie bought me Northern Lights for Christmas one year, and I instantly asked for the next 2 books for my Birthday ( which was 5 days later) I flew through this series, and I’m super excited for the BBC adaption.
So there were go! Those are my Top Ten childhood favourites. Let me know what you think of my pics, and if any of these make your lists too.