Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Books I Read As A Child

I've been reading books since before I can even remember. Books are my passion and I realised the other day that I don't do nearly as many book related posts as I would like to so this is me changing that! I thought it would be nice to share some of the books I read as a child as I absolutely love nostalgic posts and a lot of these books are hidden away in a cupboard as I don't have enough room for them on my bookshelves so I was very happy to be revisiting them. When I was looking back at my old books for this post I realised the majority of them were by the same few authors so I guess this is going to be more of an 'authors I read as a child' post rather than specific books but I hope you enjoy nonetheless!

ROALD DAHL
I'm pretty certain that everyone my age grew up reading at least one Roald Dahl book. Does anyone remember when cereal boxes used to include free copies of books inside? Well that's where most of my Roald Dahl books came from! I specifically remember reading The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Esio Trot. And of course one of the biggest Roald Dahl stories of my childhood has to be Matilda. The book and the film just fill me with so much nostalgia and I will never tire of that story!

JACQUELINE WILSON
I think I owned possibly every Jacqueline Wilson book she ever wrote! I was absolutely obsessed. I can't remember which was the first book of hers I ever read, I just remember having an entire shelf full of her books. My favourites were probably Love Lessons, The Diamond Girls and Midnight but I honestly adored them all. Again I'm pretty certain that everyone I know read these books as a child and I'm sure many children still do!

JK ROWLING
How could I not include Harry Potter in this? I was too young to read it myself when the first book was released in 1997, but I have so many memories of my mum reading a chapter a night to me and my sister before bed and I think it was possibly the first actual book I ever read for myself a few years later. From the fifth book onwards, I was one of those people queuing at asda waiting for them to be released and I can honestly not put into words how much these books mean to me. They are what began my love for reading and are the books that give me the inspiration to pursue being a writer. I will forever be reading them.

SARRA MANNING
When I got a bit older and reached my early teens the author I remember reading the most of was Sarra Manning. Again I think I owned every single one of her books. I started off reading the 'diary of a crush' series and quickly ended up purchasing all of the other books she'd written. They were mostly teenage romance books and I remember feeling really grown up when reading them. I think it was around this time that I started to collect books quicker than I read them!

There were many other stand alone books that I read when I was younger as well, but these are the authors who I seemed to read the most from! I absolutely loved looking back at my old books for this post, I think I'm going to aim to do some more nostalgic type posts in the future!

What books did you read when you were younger?
xxx

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16 comments

  1. The Harry Potter books are my favorite books ever! I remember when I read them for the first time when they came out, I was so impressed with this magical world and JK Rowling is the best!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. She really is! I don't think I'll ever stop reading those books! :) xxx

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  2. I loved Roald Dahl! I remember reading James and the Giant Peach a lot. I read A TON of R.L. Stein, too, even though I was a huge coward lol I loved the Babysitter's Club and the Sweet Valley series as well!

    Katie | www.overthemoony.com

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    1. Yes I forgot about that one! I've never heard of his books, I'll have to have a look! :) xxx

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  3. How amazing were Jacqueline Wilson books though! Think my favourite ever was bad girls and the the girls in love series or whatever it was called! Also the Louise Rennison books were amazing in high school! xxx
    http://www.thechinadolldiaries.com/

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    1. Yes!! Girls In Love was so good! Oh my gosh yeah, I used to love all the covers to her books, they'd look so pretty on my shelves! xxx

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  4. Reading Harry Potter was one of my favorite things to do growing up (still is, duh!) I just wouldn't stop. I even got caught reading it in church one time haha!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Ahah that's brilliant! I completely agree, I'll never stop! I re-read them for the millionth time this year and will probably be doing the same again next year! :) xxx

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  5. Harry Potter was my everything when I was younger (although let's be real nothing's changed I still love it). I remember when the final book was released, everyone in my entire school was reading it all day every day!

    www.thesundaymode.com

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    1. Ahaha I'm the same! Aw I miss it so much, I'd give anything to read them for the first time again! :) xxx

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  6. Jacqueline Wilson was my absolute fave! I still have all her books now! I can't throw them out, tbh I wanna give them all another read even tho I'm 20, but they're just so good! I love reading too, books are just the best right? I looooove book related blog posts!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Ahaha I'm the same I really want to re-read all my old books! I miss being a child! I'm glad you enjoyed the post, I'll definitely be doing more book related posts in the future! :) xxx

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  7. I loved Roald Dahl as a child too! I think my favourite of his was The Giraffe, The Pelly, and Me. Although I have to say, some of my fondest memories of reading as a child come from anything written by Enid Blyton.

    tynnikablogs.blogspot.com

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    1. I never read Enid Bylton and I'm gutted! I knew of her but never owned any of her books which I really need to change! xxx

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  8. Roald Dahl... his books were everything to me back then! My favourite was probably 'George's marvelous medicine'.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. I don't think I ever read that one! :) xxx

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