Memory is a funny thing. I for one can remember all the devastatingly awkward and painful moments of my life quite well. But the things I read as a child is more of a blur. You’d think I’d rather remember books and yet nope. There is only so much the brain can remember.
So for today’s top ten tuesday topic (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) I had to resort to asking my mother. Who by the way was not very clear either. I guess her memory didn’t retain all those books either.
The Ones I Remember
Matilda by Roald Dahl
That is almost a given isn’t it? I think a lot of 90’s kid still read this a lot. Especially when the movie came out. Anyway it is just a great book to read as a kid. Relatable for us bookworms too.
The Suitcase Kid by Jacquiline Wilson
I think I remember this book the best out of them all. I took this out of the library more times than I can count/remember. I don’t know why I was so gravitated towards this. It was a very different situation from mine. This book was about divorce and how it influences a child. That wasn’t my family situation. But I could really feel for the main character and I remember the illustrations so well.
Bruises by Anke de Vries
I read this one a lot too though in this case I had my own copy. Its about child abuse, the first book I really read about it, and it really grabbed me. Originally only in Dutch but it was translated to English in 2003.
The Snow Walker Trilogy by Catherine Fisher
A little older I was when I read these, but I remember buying these in the store. I still am awfully fond of this story and its characters.
Achtste-Groepers Huilen Niet by Jacques Vriens
About a girl in the last class of primary school who gets cancer and how it affect the whole class.
The Ones My Mom Remembers
The Famous Five by Enid Blyton
I remember watching the tv show but I don’t really remember reading the books. But apparently I was awfully fond of these as well. I did end up buying those two bind-ups a few years ago when I found them (on the photo).
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
These were readily available in the library (and we didn’t have a big one) so I read a lot of these. I don’t think I read them all as I was rather dependent on what the library had.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
This was apparently the first book I read completely on my own. So yeay me.
De Griezelbus by Paul van Loon
I know I read number 0 that came out later but I don’t remember reading the rest. But apparently I did a lot?