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This week’s Top Ten: Childhood Favorites
I love asking this question, so it’s only fair that I take the time to answer it myself. I have mentioned most of these books previously, but I am a book pusher, so please read about them again! Here are my Top Ten books from my childhood, in no particular order:
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey – I was very sad to learn of Anne’s passing. Her books were such a big part of my childhood. If you haven’t read her yet, please consider giving one of her books a try. These are the first adult fantasy series that I read. I still love the premise of telepathic dragons! So very cool, and my younger self was dazzled by these books.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis – One of the first fantasy series that I ever read. I still get a mushy feeling when I think about these books. They opened up a whole new world for me.
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander – Everything that I said about The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe applies to this series. This is probably the second fantasy series that I read, and again, it opened my eyes to a new genre that I still love today.
The White Mountains by John Christopher – This was my first taste of dystopian/post-apocalyptic books. One of the first sci-fi books that I ever read, a gabillion years ago.
Any Hardy Boys book – I powered through these – I would check out an armful at a time from the library, and do nothing but devour them so I could go back to the library and get more! Funny thing is, now I am not even that fond of mysteries anymore!
The Sweet Running Filly by Pat Johnson and Barbara Van Tuyl – Horses, adventure, and romance – I still love this combination!
Only Earth and Sky Last Forever by Nathaniel Benchley – This is a book I wish was available digitally. I would love to read this again, and see how I feel about it now.
The Moon in the Cloud by Rosemary Harris – I have blogged about this book many, many times. I have re-read it half a dozen times, and I still love it. The entire series is still fantastic. I wish the books were available digitally.
Nakoa’s Woman by Gayle Rogers – This book was SO inappropriate for me when I read it. It’s available as an ebook – I hope I can read and review soon, and see if my opinion of it has changed.
Komantcia by Harold Keith – I read this book a few times when I was younger. I loved it. I recently requested it from the library. I wonder if I will still love it now?
(I loved ANYTHING about Native Americans, especially the Plains tribes and the Comanche, or Cynthia Ann Parker. I still do.)
What are your Top Ten Childhood Faves? Please leave links if you participated in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.