Books from My Childhood
While I was homeschooled, I was given the opportunity to pick the books I read for school. The only requirement was that it fit or exceeded my reading level. Other than that, I had a pretty free range to choose the books I read. During the Summer, I could read any book I wanted to.
I read a lot of books over the summers, partly because we participated in book-it summer reading as well as the local library reading program. Each had rewards for reading that just gave me an excuse to devour books like drinking water. Reading has always been a big part of my life, especially my childhood. It took me a little longer than others to learn to read, it was not a fun experience at the time but my relentless mother, who was also my teacher (homeschooler! Yes I am!), she took the extra time needed until I caught onto reading. Once I did, I began to read but I also started to write.
Here are a few of my favorites from grade school that filled my summer days with adventures.
Amelia Bedila by Peggy Parish
Boy by Ronald Dahl
A Winkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis (Especially the Magician's Nephew)
Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Minus the Farmer Boy)
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Ramona series by Beverly Clearly
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Jane Eyre by Jane Austen
Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Odyssey by Homer
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Conte of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Those are some of the favorites from childhood. I read a lot of the timeless classics, and jump into reading the current books that were are as well. These are the ones I remember for various reasons and have read more than one time through. I also was a fan of cookbooks when I was younger, I use to get a different cookbook every time we went to the library, and I would cook a meal or two from it. I'll share those books at another time.