What Did You Read As A Child?

Reading has always been a huge part of who I am. For as long as I can remember I was gifted books by my parents and we’ve always had shelves filled with books that I often lost myself in. At a very young age, reading became very valuable to me, as an escape, as a coping mechanism for when the world got tough. I was never the type of kid who made friends easily and the ones who I tried to befriend never had my best interests at heart so I learned hurt, rejection and disappointment at a very young age. Living within the pages of these books provided my soul the very thing it needed to survive.

I am approaching thirty years old so most of what I read isn’t being talked about in the online book community. At least I haven’t seen any content on it. I read Harry Potter when I was already a teenager and although it may be one of the best and most entangling series that I would ever encounter in life, I must share some of the other titles that took me far away to another place and time before I even hit the double digits.(ten years old)

  1. R.L. Stine/Goosebumps
  2. Fright Time – Fright Time is a series of books where each books hold three scary, gut wrenching stories for kids. Well at least they were bone chilling when I was a kid. I’d love to get my hands on this series again.
  3. Nancy Drew (Caroline Keene)
  4. The Hardy Boys (Franklin W. Dixon)
  5. The Secret Island (Enid Blyton)
  6. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  7. The Prince and the Pauper(Mark Twain)
  8. Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn(Mark Twain)
  9. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  10. The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
  11. The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
  12. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
  13. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  14. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
  15. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  16. Disney Classics – Peter Pan, The Jungle Book
  17. Aesop’s Fables
  18. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol
  19. The Little Mermaid (Hans Christian Anderson)
  20. Thumbelina (Hans Christian Anderson)
  21. The Nightingale (Hans Christian Anderson)
  22. The Babysitters Club
  23. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility

Have you read any of these? Leave me a line in the comments! xo Coffee Doll

7 comments

  1. Books were definitely my escape. I really enjoyed reading the list of books that you enjoyed as a child. I am working on a similar article. Feel free to come over and visit my site.

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  2. Little women! By the way you seem like a pretty cool person! Childhood and being a teenager is tough. I know I was quiet myself after going through disappointments too. I learned you just need that one friend who has your back and you will be more blessed than the ones who have a million friends💜. My best to you!

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