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World Book Day – My Top 5 Childhood Reads

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day and a group of us book bloggers thought it would be fun to share our favourite childhood books. So there will be a blog post every hour all day today from each of us!

The blogger before me in the group is Connie at Connie Reads so if you missed her post do go check it out!

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As far back as my memory goes I have always been a reader. My parents are both readers so as kids we would all go every Saturday morning to the library to spend several hours there and I completely fell in love with books and reading. I still have very vivid memories of searching and discovering new books. And it is where I discovered all of my favourite childhood books.

1 The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton – this is the book that made me the booknerd that I am. I know I enjoyed reading even before reading this book but this is what cemented my love for reading!

2 The Secret Seven and The Famous Five by Enid Blyton – can you tell I was a huge Enid Blyton fan?! I decided to include both series as one because otherwise this will just become an, I love Enid Blyton post. I have also read both series countless number of times. I adored the stories and the friendships in these books. I still remember taking them out and reading them so often that I didn’t even need to read them in order anymore.

3 Harry Potter by JK Rowling – of course I had to mention this series, I have been obsessed with these books since I first read them! I stills remember insisting that my dad had to take me to asda at midnight to go pick up the books as soon as they released! Then i would read the books in a day especially as my sisters would be impatiently waiting to be able to read it after me. It’s safe to say my original copies are battered and almost falling apart.

4 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – this series introduced me to antiheroes and I fell in love with complex morally grey characters! Artemis is such a great character and the amount of sass and sarcasm in these books is unreal! I love it so much!

5 Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz – a teenage boy who becomes a spy for MI6? Of course I’m going to love it! I practically grew up reading this series and recently a new book was announced continuing his story so yup I’m definitely going to be reading it!

Honourable mention goes to the Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan and the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman! I loved those books growing up!

So these are my favourite childhood books. There are plenty more but these are my absolute favourites! What books did you love as a kid? Were you always a reader?

And don’t forget to go check out Beth’s post at 2.30pm for what her favourite childhood books were over at Booksnest.

27 thoughts on “World Book Day – My Top 5 Childhood Reads”

  1. I never really got into Harry Potter as a kid, not sure what was wrong with me. Trying to read them now but it feels so juvenile to me which I’m super sad about.

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  2. I remember picking up the Artemis Fowl books from the library and reading the first chapter and enjoying it. But for some reason I don’t think I ever got any further, I feel like I need to give them a go again.

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  3. It was so hard to pick just five and you’ve done a great job!! Although, saying that, the only books on your list I’ve read are the Harry Potter series!! (Oh and Noughts & Crosses)
    Looks like I need to get some reading sorted 😉

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