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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Childhood Favorites (Back to School)


So glad to be back with Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish! Today we have a "Back to School" Freebie. My oldest starts school this year and I will be homeschooling...It is all rather intimidating. So, I decided to share with you 10 of my favorite books that I read while I was in school. I don't remember when I first read these books because I have loved books for as long as I can remember. But  was definitely school aged. (In no particular order...Click on the cover to find out more info.)


Between Two Flags Series - This is the cover of book 2 because Goodreads didn't have the cover for book 1 up. Weird. Set during the American Civil War. I remember it being good, sad, and full of adventure!


I loved this series! Still do. This is the first book I ever read that talked about the Potawatomi tribe. Which is MY tribe. So that was fun. 


Dear America is one of the reasons I love Historical Fiction so much. HIGHLY recommend to any and all school aged (and older) haha! This particular one is ONE of my favorites.  


The Royal Diaries are a spin off of Dear America. And yes, I have read every single one of them...


This isn't the first time this series has landed on my blog. I adore this series and was a huge factor in cultivating my love of history.


I have always been fascinated by the classics. When the husband and I first started hanging out together, this is the book I let him borrow....He never read it hahaha! I love it though. And he still won my heart in the end, so it's all good.


My very first introduction to Lewis was at a doctor's office, sitting the waiting room with my siblings while our mom had her appt. I wasn't VERY young, but young enough to not know what Narnia was yet. A father was reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to his daughter....I have been hooked ever since.


Wishbone is another great culprit for my love of classics, history, fiction....I wanted a Jack Russell for YEARS! Even joined the fan club....before it was sadly dismantled.  


This is one of the greatest classics ever written. The movie doesn't do it justice by a long shot (I still love watching it though). So much info, so many plot twists...AHHHH! READ IT! NOW!


And my list would never be complete without Tolkien. He is a brilliant man who created an amazing world and story. I could never do this series justice with my words...

And there it is...Books that left a resounding mark on my heart from my school years. Never underestimate the power of story. Even at a young age, those stories will live with you forever. 



2 comments:

Mr. alex carrasco said...

wow.

Fiction Aficionado said...

Great list! And there's quite a few new ones for me there. And I obviously need to read the Count of Monte Cristo!