This week’s Friday Favourites is all about the books that fostered my love of reading. Here are some all time favourite reads of my youth:
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
A classic that I absolutely adored and read repeatedly. “I must, I must, I must increase my bust.” And no, I never did the exercises. Maybe.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13, 3/4
I loved this book and also read it several times. It encouraged scribbles in own my secret diary. And I
probably definitely loved the insight into boys.
Anne of Green Gables – The Series
Two words: Gilbert Blythe. Canadiana at its best.
There was no Nancy Drew in my repertoire. My bestie, Andrea, and I devoured Trixie Belden instead and between us accumulated most of the series in our youth.
Sweet Valley High – The Series
Sigh. Need I say more.
Flowers in the Attic – The Series
All V.C. Andrews novels, really. I devoured them.
What were your favourite childhood reads?
2 thoughts on “Friday Favourites – Childhood Books”
Gosh, I just love book bloggers. (Which is sorta arrogant to say because I am one.) Here’s why I love book bloggers (especially YOU!): I read The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13, 3/4 a million years ago when I was staying at a friend’s home in Switzerland. I have fond memories of reading the book on her terrace – with views of the beautiful Swiss Alps everywhere I looked. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that for … ummmm … about 20 years I’ve been trying to remember the name of that book. For some reason I thought the title had the word ‘chocolate’ in it. Could I have been remembering the word ‘Mole’ and was thinking about the Mexican sauce? Who knows. But now, because of you and this post, I’ve been reunited with a book and a time in my life that I enjoyed very much. So thank you. And thanks to book bloggers everywhere – because we rock! 🙂 Cheers!
Julie! I’m so thrilled I could reunite you! Now you have to check out how Adrian progresses in life as there are many others through adulthood! I think I read The Cappucino Years, but can’t exactly recall. Maybe it wasn’t that fabulous – then again, I have a difficult time remembering most novels I read so it could have been great. I’m the same with movies. The good thing is that I can re-read or watch them later and they’re like brand new movies/books.