BOOKS I REMEMBER FONDLY FROM MY CHILDHOOD
Inspired by my feed right now. I limited this to fiction but I read mostly non-fiction as a kid.
- •The Giving TreeControversial I know. First, to heck with your controversy because this was my first biggest favorite thing way before I was aware enough to discern any problematic interpretation. I loved this book more than anything in the world from before I can remember. And second, to heck with your controversy because this book is lovely.
- •Alexander and the No Good Terrible Horrible Very Bad DayAnother of my early favorites.
- •Charlotte's WebMy mother read it to me. My teacher read it to us. I read it myself. I read it to both my children separately. And I've read it myself in adulthood a few times. If you forced me to pick a favorite book I would refuse. But if you found a way to persuade me I'd pick this book.
- •The Oz BooksMy mom read us the whole series over a couple of summers and I was mesmerized.
- •Alice's Adventures in WonderlandMom read this one just to me when my brother was off reading his own books. It is such an amazing book even today.
- •Ramona QuimbySome of the first books I read and loved myself. When I read them to my kids years later I discovered they are even more beautiful than I remembered.
- •Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryAnd many other Roald Dahl books. I loved the spectacular Quentin Blake illustrations as much as the stories.
- •Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe first very grown up book I remember reading. Can hardly remember the story but I felt very mature.
- •And then I discovered Vonnegut and that's pretty much all I read until I was through high school.