Hello Lovely Readers,
Today I am feeling a little nostalgic for all my favorite books from when I was a kid, and thankfully Buzzfeed has some lists about this!
First up is a list of 21 Great Book Series From Your Childhood. I have read so many of these, and forgotten how many I loved until I saw this list. Cam Jansan and I solved many mysteries together (she had a photographic memory and would say “Click” to remember things like a camera). I still own all my Nancy Drew books, and I had a fight with my school librarian as they were the only books I would check out for a while! Wayside school was so wacky and I loved how absurd those stories were! I loved trying to figure out if the teachers from the Bailey School Kids were really monsters or not!
Second is 24 Childrens’ And YA Books Everyone Should Read Or Re-Read. Again I have read over half of these, and many of them I re-read rather frequently. As I said in my review Ella Enchanted, was one of my first fairy tale re-tellings and still one of my favorite audio-books.
For the next two finds, the lists take a slightly different turn. The first is Kids’ Books We’re Still Recovering From. Books almost never scared me, so the sad stories were much more likely to traumatize me. I know that when I saw The Little Princess in the cinema it was the first time I cried during a movie (I still haven’t been able to re-watch it!).
The second list is 14 Books That Traumatized You As A Kid. I have to say, their number 1 pick, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, was one of my favorite series of books. I loved scary stories, and loved re-telling them at slumber parties! I think this list has some books that I need to re-read!
Have you guys read many of these books? What books traumatized you? Did you have any scary story recommendations for me?
Until next time,