I have always been a bookworm.
One of my earliest memories is looking at the books stored neatly under my bed, with my fairytale storybook and accompanying cassette collection calling to me with its beauty and magic. I must have been young then; my dad still lived at home with us and I had the back bedroom of the house, not the front where I later shared with my sister.
Other fond memories from childhood also involve books… reading about the 3 bears that went on a midnight adventure in a book that was given to me by my mum’s best friend at the time; I can no longer recall its title but I can see the cover’s image clearly.
Amongst many memories is the school library with it’s flickering sunshine waves rolling in and highlighting the smattering of dust that seemed to float about in the air as I chose thrillers from the Goosebumps and Point Horror and Point Crime collections.
Books have filled my childhood; my transition to a student then a woman, and now a mother. But I always look back fondly on the books I loved as a child. Here are my top 5 choices:
- The Jolly Postman by Janet and Alan Ahlberg.
- Burglar Bill by Janet and Alan Ahlberg
- The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
- Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Which books did you love as a child? Are any of these on your list? Let me know in the comments and we can reminisce!
PS. You can see some of my son’s books in my story highlights over on Instagram.