Top Ten Tuesday (rewind!) – Top Ten Childhood Favourites


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme ran by The Broke and the Bookish. I always felt like I’d missed out on loads of good top ten Tuesday topics having started so late so this week’s theme is a brilliant one. This week we can choose any of the past topics we like. I’ve chosen the Top Ten Childhood Favourites as reading was a huge part of my childhood. This was maybe the easiest top ten list I’ve ever written.


1) The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Probably my all time favourite book when I was younger. Enid Blyton is a classic children’s author and I was enthralled with her different lands at the top of the magical tree!


2) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This had to be on everybody’s list. I’ve never met a child who disliked this book.


3) The Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling

I’ve probably said enough about this series whilst this blog has been going. I was addicted to it when I was younger (down to queuing for the final installment dressed in a cloak and wand!). I still love it now in fact!


4) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

I loved the first few books in this series when I was younger. Unfortunately they can’t have been that great as I never got any further!


5) The Borrowers by Mary Norton

These little guys used to fascinate me! I read this book so many times that the cover fell off. I think I’ve still got it somewhere actually!


6) Matilda – Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was by far my favourite author when I was younger and Matilda was my favourite character. I always thought of her as similar to me because she was addicted to reading like I was.


7) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Owning a chocolate factory was every child’s dream. There was more to this book than that though. Willy Wonka was an extremely disturbing character and this book is quite dark when you think about it!


8) Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

I remember being absorbed in this for a few weeks when I was at high school. I used to carry it around with me constantly and read it whenever I got a chance.


9) The Witches by Roald Dahl

Yep another Roald Dahl book! This was another of my favourites that I reread over and over again.

309336110) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Another of my favourite series’ from my childhood. As you can tell, I was obsessed with fantasy and magic!

What were your favourite childhood books?


11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (rewind!) – Top Ten Childhood Favourites

  1. Boy, are you bringing back memories! My grandmother loaned me her collection of Narnia books when I was in middle school and I devoured them.

    Matilda is the only Roald Dahl book I’ve read, can you believe it? I’ve seen the two movie versions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a gazillion times.

    I read the first three Lemony Snicket books as an adult and thought they were cute, but never felt the need to read farther in the series. Harry Potter . . . I love those books. My daughter loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We read it all the time. 🙂

    Great list!

  2. Ah great list, almost everything here would be on my childhood favourite list! (Haven’t read The Borrowers or A Series of Unfortunate Events, I hope to get round to them, they definitely seem like books I would have enjoyed as a child) . If you have time take a look at my list

  3. I’m so old that neither HP or A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS were around when I was a kid, BUT, I loved The Borrowers, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

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