Hello all, happy Friday!
I’ve always been a reader and thought I would compile a list of my favourite books and series’ growing up. Enjoy!
The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and have been since I was about 4 or 5. My parents used to read the books to my brother and I before bed when we were little, and then when I was old enough I would read them myself, over and over again, until they were falling apart. I’ve lost count on the amount of times I’ve reread this series in my lifetime, and I don’t think I’ll ever know how many times I’ve read it. If I’m ever stuck for what to read or I’m in a reading slump, I know I can pick up any of the Harry Potter books and read it no problem. One thing’s for sure, it will remain my favourite series of all time, and will be one that I always come back to.
The Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo
Like Harry Potter, this is a book series about a school for special abilities, not just magic. I remember loving the stories, characters, and adventures, and I’m aiming to reread it at some point soon, as I never managed to read the final book in the series!
The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton
These were, and still are, some of my favourite books. I was introduced to this series at a young age by my mum, who read the stories to me from the copies she’d had as a child. This is a book series that will always stay with me; it was magical, fantastic, and full of adventure – exactly what I loved, and still love, about reading.
The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart
Again, this is a book that I’ve not reread in a while, but I remember loving the magic and story so much. This was another book that was read to me first, before I was old enough to read it myself. I read this book so much as a child that the dust jacket ripped off entirely. It’s definitely another one that I’ll be rereading soon, and I’ll maybe even write a review on it.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
I love this book still, and I love the film adaptation of it too! It’s just such a nice book to read and is one of those that you can pick up again and again.
I also enjoyed the film when I was a child as well. I’m not sure if I read the book first or saw the film first, but the book will always be one of my favourites.
The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy
I loved these books growing up! I didn’t start reading them until I had watched the TV series, but I’m glad I read them. The books were different to the TV series, but they still had the same characters and some of the same plots. I know that I loved reading these as a kid, especially because it centred around a school for those with magical abilities (I’m sensing a pattern here, are you?)
Also as a side note, we named one of our cats Midnight after Maud’s cat.
The Edge Chronicles (The Twig Saga) by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
More fantasy! I loved these books, and I loved the world and the characters, especially Twig! It’s another series that I’ve not reread in a while, but I know I definitely will, especially as there are more books in the chronicles that I’ve not read – I only read The Twig Saga!
My copy of this book looks so loved, it’s been read so many times. It’s got tape on it and in it, and the spine is very bent. But I still love it.
Well, writing this post has made me want to reread ALL of these books right now!
That’s all I can think of at the moment, but I know there are definitely more books that can be added to this list, as I read for the majority of the time growing up. I may do a follow up post to this one featuring the books I loved as a teenager. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books, if you’d like to see reviews when/if I get around to rereading.
What are your favourite books or series from your childhood? Let me know!😊