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What is one book from your childhood and one book that was your favorite from your teen years?
Moving on to teenage years, we enter Romancelandia. I would have told you throughout my teenhood that Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was my favorite book. KEW was the reason I continued reading romance novels, and Shanna was the book that I fell in love with. It had pirates, an island, a bad guy... this makes me want to reread it!
I sort of fell off of the reading bandwagon during my teen years. Other than required school reading I didn't read much for fun. But I do remember really liking To Kill A Mockingbird the first time I read it (I think we read it in 9th grade).
Daisy says: I have three favourite childhood books: Juniper and Wise Child by Monica Furlong and Mathilda by Roald Dahl. I've read those 3 books so many times as a kid that I can still tell you step by step what happened. I think what attracted me most about these novels were the strong girls who were the main characters.
My teen years were filled with Harry Potter, Harry Potter, HARRY POTTER and like Julia, romance novels. I just read Harry Potter book 1-4 back to back and then started all over again, I probably did this for a couple of months before my mom made me read something else. Oh, and I discovered Pride and Prejudice in my teens. I also read a whole lot of HP fanfiction and stories on Fictionpress.com.
Gosh... picking a book from childhood? That's pretty tough. I was the kid who had books instead of friends. And I remember trapping my mom while she was brushing her teeth or putting on makeup and just going on and on about what has happening in the book that I was reading (maybe not much has changed since then ^_^) I would have to say that the two that stand out for me are The Phantom Tollbooth and Peter Pan.
Teen years... I was a bit more secretive about reading. I was still the kid who had books instead of friends- but I was trying not too be- so I shunned high fantasy and science fiction in attempts to be "cooler". I still have my copy of This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen - which I read so many times that I could have opened it to any page and followed the story completely. and What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci was a pretty big favorite. And of course Harry Potter and The Pendragon series....
What about you? What were some of your favorites from your childhood & teen years?
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I LOVED reading Goosebumps books as a child. And yes, my teen years pretty much revolved around Harry Potter too.ReplyDelete
I read a lot of the Goosebumps books as well, even though they gave me nightmares ;)Delete
there are some books on this list that I know are childhood classic books that I still haven't read! Need to get on that!ReplyDelete
Island of the Blue Dolphins was one of my favorites as well! I've read it so many times.ReplyDelete
What I remember reading as a kid (and loving): Sarah, Plain and Tall, any BSC or Sweet Valley Twins books, Ramona Quimby, American Girl books, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess & Hatchet
What I remember reading as a teen (and loving): HARRY POTTER.
I have never read Island of the Blue Dolphins, I think I'll put it on the neverending TBR list :)Delete
I did love the Sweet Valley High TV series, but I never read any of the books...
YAY HARRY POTTER!
Oh my gosh, I almost forgot about Island of the Blue Dolphins! Excellent book. I also loved the Little House on the Prairie series, Babysitters Club and my absolute favorite ever was Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff. I still have the copy I used to read and it is beaten up!ReplyDelete
I forgot about the Little House on the Prairie books. I devoured those too!Delete
Jen, if I didn't pick Little Women it would have been Island of the Blue Dolphins! And Daisy, I read Harry Potter every summer of my teen years. One time I even read it fowards then backwards (like 4 3 2 1) in prep for book 5 I think! haha. Oh the days back when I read all summer... I'd read a book a day!ReplyDelete
Me too! Sometimes I pretend like I'm still a teen with nothing to do but entertain myself and just read all day and ignore all the stuff I need to do. It's still wonderful, but now a little more special, cause I don't get to do it that often.Delete
Julia, I remember loving Island of the Blue Dolphins but honestly couldn't tell you what happens in the book now!Delete
Great picks! I loved the Roald Dahl books and Charlotte's Web! My favourites growing up were definitely the Goosebump books and Sweet Valley High -- and the Babysitter's Club! Loved them all! :)ReplyDelete
The Goosebump books creeped me out so bad! And the Fear Street books did as well, especially the Cheerleader series...Delete
I also really loved the Witches by Roald Dahl! We did a class project on it one time, it was so much fun!
My favorite from childhood was two...one was the Secret Garden and the other was Summer of the Monkeys.ReplyDelete
When I was a teenager I just loved horror anything Fear Street and the Secret Circle I just loved!!!