It’s Top Five Tuesday which is hosted by Meeghan Reads, every week we’re given a book related topic and we choose our top five! This week we’re looking back at books from our childhoods, I have always loved reading, especially as a child so this is a great topic for me!
1. The Famous Five by Enid Blyton
I used to love these books so much, it’s a series of adventure stories with four children and their dog who always spend their summer holidays together. They were written in the 1940s and set in that time too, I used to love pretending to be one of the Famous Five with my sisters.
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban by JK Rowling
The whole series shaped my childhood but I think this one was always my favourite, maybe because it’s the only one without Voldermort in it? Or maybe because Remus Lupin is a gem.
3. The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson
I used to read as many Jacqueline Wilson books as I possibly could, she’s a fantastic author and The Lottie Project is definitely one of my favourites. It’s about a girl Charlie who has to do a history project about the Victorians and ends up writing a diary as a girl from that era, it’s so good and it set me up for my obsession with historical fiction!!
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
This series is genius, it’s dark without being too much and I love Snicket’s writing style, I learnt a lot of words from him! I still enjoy reading these books now.
5. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl is about being yourself no matter what and not bothering with what bullies say. Stargirl starts at a high school after 15 years of being home schooled, she was shunned for her differences but she didn’t really care. It’s a beautiful book and I think it really helped me realise how irrelevant other’s opinions of you are.