July 2nd, 2019

books

Top Ten (Or So) Book Series From My Childhood

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about favorite books from your childhood. While there are many standalone novels I could mention, and probably will regret this later when I see how few of you recognized horse/dog/wildlife stories or other authors I adore, today I'd like to concentrate on series books.

Up until I was around 13, I'd wager that a good 50% of my reading material was series books. Now that I'm older, I prefer standalone novels, not least because there aren't really series books like this for adults outside of romance & mystery novels. But as a kid, there was nothing like the immense pleasure of being able to choose any one from dozens of titles, knowing that they would be to my taste.

I rarely read them in chronological order as opposed to whatever was available/sounded best in the moment, since most were from the library, and I rarely if ever read to the end of a series. But god, for 7 or so years of my life, were they fun.

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