A lot of my childhood books have been in storage at my grandma’s house since around 2007. My mom recently brought them home and it was like reuniting with dear old friends. It was fun and I decided to make a post to share some of the books I grew up with that influenced the reader I am today! I have another post planned for tomorrow that has to do with my reading influences and a new feature (which I’m nervous about) so I hope you’ll come back tomorrow!
Warning: the pictures and graphics ahead are not the greatest quality. Apologies.
I wish I’d just typed it out normally, now!
So there are a very few of the books that influenced me growing up. I actually had a lot more that I took photos of and meant to add but it would be way too long. Maybe I’ll do another Childhood Books post at some point!
Did you read any of these books? Are there books that influenced your reading habits? Are there books from your childhood with special stories?
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Ah! I LOVED Sweet Valley Kids when I was young! And same with Three Little Kittens! What a flashback 🙂
I loved them, too! I was so much more like Elizabeth and I think that’s why I liked Jessica most, haha! My sister bought Three Little Kittens for my nieces and she told them how much I loved it when I was little so they think of it as *my* book!
I was completely obsessed with the Sweet Valley Twins books when I was a kid, and I read a few of the Sweet Valley High ones, too. Sometimes I wish I still had the books because I think it would be a lot of fun to flip through them as an adult and relive my childhood a bit. It’s so great that you still have so many of your childhood reads!
I was, too! I read a lot of the Twins and then some of the SVH, then I found the Senior Year series and read all of them. It was a lot of fun to see all the books again!
This is an awesome post! I think I even had that same copy of Three Little Kittens!
Thanks! =) I loved that book so much. My sister bought her girls a copy and she told them how much I used to love it and they think of it as *my* book, haha! I love that other people had it, too!
Love A Wrinkle in Time. Just since I’ve been older have I realized & started reading the others in that series.
Also, awesome post!
I loved the whole series, I think A Swiftly Tilting Planet might actually be my favorite!
I’ve never read any of these… my childhood reads were more like Mark Twain and Pride and Prejudice 😀 But I think I have Three Little Kittens… not sure, though. All my childhood reads have been passed down to my nephew so I have nothing left *sigh*
I read books like that, too! I never read Mark Twain but I first read P&P in 5th grade, I think. But I always loved kids books, they were so much fun! We have another copy and my sister has a copy for my nieces, there were some other storybooks in the books my mom brought home that we’re putting on our shelf for the nieces!
Goosebumps, Animorphs! Yes! One of the ones I was REALLY into was Chronicles of Narnia.
I loved the Chronicles of Narnia, too! I think I only read two or three when I was in elementary then I read them all in high school. I still have them on my bookshelf, they were never allowed in storage! I think I read His Dark Materials in middle school and I was obsessed with them, too. I borrowed them from the library and only bought my own set a few years ago!
Oh I totally remember the Animorphs! I never read them but I remember the cool covers very well!
The covers were awesome and they morphed in the bottom corner so it was like a flip book, too! I’d forgotten about that until I found the books!
Haha, I was completely obsessed with Animorphs for a while and also loved The Chronicles of Narnia, Greek mythology, and A Wrinkle in Time. Good times 🙂
The Animorphs books were a lot of fun! I love The Chronicles of Narnia, too!
I love looking at old books.
I didn’t even know there was Sweet Valley Kids! I though the only younger versions were the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley Junior High.