Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Childhood

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

The topic today is characters that remind me of myself. However, I’m going to talk about books from my childhood because I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately. I excluded Harry Potter and Narnia because those are wildly popular and I talk about my love for those series ad nauseam. The books on this list are books I read in either elementary or middle school.


1. The BabySitters Club by Ann Martin – I wanted to start a baby-sitting club so badly because of this series.

2. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine – Can y’all believe I don’t like horror now but I used to love these books in elementary? I especially loved the choose your adventure books in this series. I got a kick out of that

3. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate – I loved this series with my whole heart and would spend hours daydreaming about shapeshifting. Nineteen years later, I’m still in my feelings about Nickeloden cancelling the TV series IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON. P.s. This cover screams the 90’s.


4. Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper – I fucking WEPT after I read this book and couldn’t stop thinking about what happened to Rob. I haven’t thought about this book in decades and I feel emotional as I write this. So heartbreaking. Now I’ll never stop thinking about it.

5. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli – I honestly don’t remember what this book is about because it’s been soooo long, but remember reading it in 8th grade and loving it.

6. Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard– I can’t believe how easy it was for Ms. Nelson to trick those suckers. Honestly, she deserved an award.


7. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal – I lived for Jessica and Elizabeth’s messy ass drama.

8. The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley by various authors – These girls were an empire and they were out here solving all kinds of crimes and shit. I loved them.

9. Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume – It’s hard to pick one Judy Blume book, but I really liked this one because it talk about boys and periods, which was really fascinating to me in elementary.


I might’ve showed my age with this, but I had to do it for the 90’s. Lol! Maybe next time, I’ll tell y’all about the adult books I read that were totally inappropriate for a middle school kid. Lol!

Have you read any of these books? What’s on your Top Ten list this week?

Thanks for reading!

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books From My Childhood

  1. Oh I LOVED The Babysitters Club! I always forget about those books when I think of childhood faves but they’re definitely up there for me too. ☺️

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  2. The Animorphs were my everything! I don’t even know how many times I read those books. I still have my entire collection boxed away, all 54 and change books! I always wanted to be Rachel, because who doesn’t want to be the bad-ass who can turn into a bear?

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    1. Omg! It makes me so happy to find someone who loved this series as much as I did! Most people seem to have never heard of it or don’t remember anything about the series. I’m envious that you have the entire collection.

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