Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is a Top Ten Tuesday rewind. We can blog about previous topics we missed or that we might want to do again. I’ve decided to go for my childhood favourites as I’ve been feeling really nostalgic recently.
I’ve totally cheated with this week’s list, because some of the books I’ve mentioned I’ve loved the series.
In no particular order:
(Click image for Goodread’s page! Some pictures aren’t very good quality, but I wanted to find the covers I read, where I could)
The Class That Went Wild– Ruth Thomas
The Demon Headmaster– Gillian Cross
I’ve tried to find the covers that I remember for this list, but it’s proving problematic! I hate it when covers are redesigned. Especially when there was nothing particularly wrong with the cover in the first place! Ah well. I loved the story inside of this book. This book was first published in 1982. I wasn’t born then, but I remember reading it during my childhood and being captivated by the story. Gillian Cross doesn’t mean demon as in scary demons. Just a nasty, nasty head teacher.
Matilda– Roald Dahl
I adored this book growing up. To be honest, I still love it now. I often read it to the children at work and they love it as much as I did. This is the cover that I remember. It might have been my sister’s first. I can’t remember. I know it was incredibly well loved though.
Blubber– Judy Blume
I believe that Judy Blume is another author that my sister got me into. I used to love her books. I remember really liking how Judy Blume explored bullying.
Malory Towers– Enid Blyton
Let’s be honest, I loved anything Enid Blyton. St Clare’s, Secret Seven, Famous Five… I was a total Enid Blyton fangirl.
Goosebumps– R.L Stine
(Using a series again… such a cheater) I loved all of the Goosebumps books. I used to have them all and they looked like this. The cover was all goosebump-y. Yes, I’ve made that a word. I loved The Haunted Mask. I remember watching a film adaptation and it just wasn’t as good as the book!
Sweet Valley High- Francine Pascal
Yes, I’m doing it again. Mentioning a series that I loved. I think my sister, once again, got me into this series.
The Babysitters Club– Ann M. Martin
Ahhh *nostalgic sigh* I adored The Babysitters Club. Debbie from Snuggling On The Sofa recently got the whole series. I’m so jealous. I loved this series and would adore a re-read!
Double Act– Jacqueline Wilson
I only read a few of Jacqueline Wilson’s books before I felt much to grown up to read her. Silly me. She’s a fantastic children’s author!
Point Horror– many authors but I particularly liked Caroline B. Cooney’s stories.
Ahhh, another selection of books that my sister got me into. I loved Point Horror.