Welcome to the latest installment of Super 6 Sunday!
Super 6 Books I Loved As A Kid!
Ah…School is starting and kids around the US (including mine) are heading back to school. And it got me to thinking about the books I loved most when I was younger. So, without further ado…here they are:
It’s a classic for a reason! This is one of the first books I remember my mom reading to me when I was a kid and I remember how we’d re-read it over and over and over again (Sorry, Momma!!). Talk about your gateway into high fantasy. Mr. Tolkien hooked me early.
Oh, The Secret Garden!! I SOOOO loved this book and of course (little princess that I was) I totally identified with Mary. Her flights of fancy and her behavior and her eventually maturing were so intriguing to me. And this book started off a LOOOONNNNGGG love of historical novels for me.
Another classic but one that was so NEW to me when I first read them. I remember being at a particularly tense part of one book and having to head down to the basement to move the laundry (my chore as a kid) and being SO freaked out by our dark basement stairs. So, yes, I’ve always been a wuss when it came to the “scary” books.
I have a vivid memory of picking this book out when I was at the book store with my mom, just falling in love with the artwork in this series’ covers. And so began a love affair with D&D and gaming and all the fantasy books that went with it.
Yes, in hindsight not the most high brow of books, but still I say a classic. I loved the Wakefield Twins! I wanted to BE the Wakefield Twins (especially Jessica, I mean HELLO! She had SOOO much more fun than sweet responsible Elizabeth!)! I gobbled these books up like the literary chocolate they were.
And of course, the inimitable classic from Madeleine L’Engle. The perfect entrée into science fiction. I loved how she didn’t dumb down the theoretical science in this book, but left it out there to leave kids thinking and dreaming. This is one of those books that brings back fond memories of reading curled up behind the curtains in our apartment on top of the radiator on a rainy Fall day. Heaven!
So those are MY top 6 books I loved as a kid. What about you?
Can you narrow it down to only 6???
What memories do they bring up??
Let us know!
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