There are certain books that just stick with you. And, if you’re like me, you have favorites from your childhood that you can never forget. For me, it’s more about the feeling and memories associated with these books than the actual details of plot or characters’ names. My top five, in no particular order, are:
- Tuck Everlasting-There aren’t words to describe this one for me. Magic. Potential. Romance.
- The Borrowers-This one sparked an entire family of mice living in my bathroom wall. I talked to them every time I…well, you know what…In my mind, those itty bitty tiny littles had ittier-bittier-tinier pet mice and a few of them moved in with me.
- James and the Giant Peach-This is one of the best memories I have. My mother read this book to my brother and I at bedtime every night for what seems like months at a time. I would close my eyes and picture James talking to the bugs and riding through the air on the famous floating peach, and wish I was sitting next to him. Some nights, I was.
- The Farthest Away Mountain-I’m not sure how old I was when I read this. But, I will NEVER forget the picture in my mind of the colored snow and the way I felt like if Lakin could set out on an adventure, so could I.
- Bridge to Terabithia-I think this is the first book I read-the one I remember at least-that didn’t have a happy ending. It affected me. Made me realize as a fifth grader that even kids can die. I love this book, even though the feeling I remember is sadness. For at least an entire summer, my brother and I played like we had a magical pathway in the trees to follow to get to our own Terabithia.
The list could go on for quite a while, but I will limit myself to five (The Giver would be on here too and…okay, I will stop). I want to hear from you! Do you have childhood favorites you absolutely cannot forget? Message me or comment below.