Sunday, September 1, 2013

Super Six Sunday: Stories I Loved As A Kid

Super Six Sunday is an meme hosted by Bewitched Bookworms (one of our favorite blogs) and inspired by "Top Ten Tuesday" from The Broke and Bookish. Today's exciting topic is Stories I Loved As A Kid. So below is a list that Angie compiled of some of the best books (or series) that we read when we were young bookworms in-training. Most of them are series, but we think that counts because they're really just extra long stories, right?

Super Six Stories I Loved As A Kid

1.  Harry Potter

While Harry Potter is a series that we still love today, it was a bunch of books that I grew up loving. I fell in love with the school and the characters at an early age. It's even the series that started a couple of my friends off with reading (including me). I read the books, watched the movies, and lived in the fandom. And it's been a seriously epic ride.

2.  Series of Unfortunate Events

I think a lot of people might have heard of these (there was a movie after all), but I don't think everyone understands how great the books were. There was mystery, unique characters, and interesting locations. The dilemma was confusing but you were only ever as confused as the main characters. I sickly enjoyed the misery these kids went through when I was younger.

3.  The Baby-Sitters Club

These books, while they didn't have the magic of most of our other childhood books, were awesome. They made you want to babysit. They made it look like a lot of fun that just happened to include a profit. While the series is a little bit older (my aunt read them as a kid too), I enjoyed the chance to read them.

4.  Percy Jackson and the Olympians

These books are a seriously fun ride. There is so much humor in these, you can't help but love them. I still fangirl over them sometimes. I've seen both movies and still occasionally read the books. I also find it impressive how much mythology is packed into such an entertaining read. It's seriously educational (just don't tell the kids!).

5.  The Boxcar Children

It's been a while since I've read these, but I remember really liking them. I think I liked them a lot as a kid because I was impressed that these other kids could live on their own. They didn't need adults necessarily and they managed. I also liked the idea of living in a boxcar. I mean, how much fun would that be? You know, if the weather was perfect and I had seven bookshelves in their with me.

6.  The Magic Tree House Series

These books have a lot of appeal for book nerds. Those kids were literally traveling into the books they opened. It sounds like a dream come true to me. I, of course, read these when I was really little and just starting chapter books, but they were fun. And what's impressive is that these books are still being written. The 51st books is scheduled to come out sometime in 2014.


That wraps up my nostalgic list of Stories I Loved As A Kid. Hope you guys enjoyed! And comment below to tell us about some of the stories you guys liked when you were younger!

1 comment:

  1. Good list! Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are both great. I didn't read those till these last few years.