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I have loved books from such a young age – this actually proved really difficult! These are in no particular order.
1 – Matilda by Roald Dahl. I absolutely loved this book as a kid. I always wished I could have powers like Matilda did!
2 – The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton. I actually loved all of Enid Blyton’s books as a kid. I always got given them for birthdays, Christmas, good school reports etc. I actually have a pristine set, to give to my children one day (hopefully).
3 – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I mean come on, who didn’t love this book as a kid? I wanted to visit the chocolate factory – sweets, chocolate, oompa loompas…it was such a magical world when I was small.
4 – Goosebumps by R.L Stine. I read these as my devotion to reading grew and I was in the end of primary, beginning of secondary school. The covers were always so creepy to me back then! I remember ‘Say Cheese and Die!’ and ‘Stay out of the Basement’ vividly.
5 – Point Horror by R.L Stine. These were a step up from Goosebumps. I actually look out for these in charity shops quite often. I might even purchase some of my favourites (The Boyfriend, The Beach Party, The Lifeguard) on Amazon so I can reminisce some more. I thought these were so scary as a kid.
6 – The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling. My childhood book memories would not be the same without this series. I absolutely devoured these. I remember insisting that my nan pre-ordered them for me at WHSmiths – so I was sure to get a copy. I loved every single one, still have them on my bookshelves and adore the fact that they will be timeless classics. J.K Rowling – I heart you!
7 – All About My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards & Shirley Hughes. I must have read these a hundred times! I still have my hardback copy on my shelf, given to me by my uncle in 1992 – I was 5. I learnt to read at a very early age!
8 – James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. As you can probably tell, I loved Roald Dahl books. The ones listed here were my particular favourites. I will one day own the box set of Roald Dahl books – when I have more shelves! I have a treasury which I picked up for a £1 at a car boot sale. Bargain!
9 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B White. I am actually planning to re-read this one because I have almost forgotten it. Every time I see the cover though it brings back fond memories.
10 – The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison. This consists of 10 books in a series. The first, and most well known, book being ‘Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging’. I remember reading these in my early teens and loving the wit, humour and honesty within them. I purchased the whole set – 10 books – from The Works at the weekend for £9.99 – yes, you did read that right. £9.99! Can’t wait to receive them and relive my youth all over again!
Did you read any of these as a kid? Has this brought back any memories for you?