Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

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My Top Ten Childhood Favorites

1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - Prince Char! *swoons* The movie did not do this book any justice whatsoever. This book is absolutely amazing, and still a fun story to curl up with and read. 

2. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - Wasn't this book the best? I mean, seriously. How could you not love that tree? Such a cute story. 

3. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - I've never been a fan of spiders, but I've always made an exception for Charlotte ;)

4. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell - I loved this book so much as a kid, mostly because I was very fascinated by other cultures and I secretly really, really wanted a wolf as a pet. Despite the fact that they are, you know, dangerous. I kind of still want a wolf. Darn this book! 

5. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene - I think Nancy Drew was the beginning of my love for mysteries. 

6. The Giver by Lois Lowery - This book is still a favorite of mine - very great story that's worth a read.  

7. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - It's Ender's Game. No explanation necessary. 

8. Holes by Louis Sachar - Still adore this one. Such a different plot, and it has wonderful characters. Love Zero & Stanley!  

9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - I feel so bad for not remembering what this one is about, because I read this book about a million or so times when I was young. It was my favorite book for years....it has time travel, right? *hangs head in shame* *puts on TBR list*

10. The Littlest Mermaid by Wendy Cheyette Lewison - Cartoon drawings + mermaids + jewel stickers + oceans + fun = awesomeness.  

What was your favorite childhood story?



  1. Numbers 3,4, and 5 were among my favorites growing up. I read Nancy Drew for years before finally tiring of her when I hit junior high.

    Charlotte's Web really affected me. It is now one of my mom's favorites. She is a teacher and she reads it to her students every year. By now she is probably an expert on Wilbur, Fern, and Charlotte :)

    Great list!

  2. Awesome list.
    I loved Charlotte's Web :)

    Confession: I'm one of those rare souls that hates The Giving Tree. I always wanted to smack that selfish little boy. Forgive me. *coming down from my soapbox*

    I still haven't read Ender's Game. I must change that.

    My fav would be The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe

  3. I loved Ella Enchanted, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Holes!! Great list. It's fun to remember all the books I read and loved as a child!

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  4. Yay Little Mermaid!! That was always one of my favorites too, I couldn't get enough of it. And the giving tree is epic, I adore that book:)

  5. Holes and The Giver are on my list too! Awesome picks.

  6. I always wanted to read Island of the Blue Dolphins but never got around to it. Here's my post: http://geobobspinelli.blogspot.com/2011/12/top-ten-tuesday-childhood-nostalgia.html

  7. Charlotte's Web is one of my favs along with the Ronald Dahl books. And there's this picture book I loved but forgot the name of.

  8. I can't even count the number of times I read Ella Enchanted. What a fabulous book!

  9. Oh man! I can't believe I forgot The Giver and Holes! I'm glad it's on your list. :)

  10. I totally forgot what A Wrinkle in Time was about too. I put it on my list because I knew that I really (really) liked it. lol