Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (6)

Each week the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish host a Top Ten list based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to join in and post their own top ten answers. Here are my answers to:

Top Ten Childhood Favourites: 

I grew up on a steady diet of Children's Classics, not because they were forced upon me, but because I always gravitated towards them in bookstores. Maybe it was the pretty, often colourful covers, or the intriguing blurbs on the back. Either way, I grew to love them, and they were as much a part of my childhood as horses, and Barbies, and the pack of little figurine dogs I had (have, actually, never could give them away - I blame Toy Story). I keep all my Classics grouped together - apart from my Penguin Clothbound Classics - on my Ikea Hemnes "bookcase", which is technically a linen cabinet, but shhh. Here's a picture of the top, and one of the first shelf where my childhood books are:

Onto the list! All links will take you to the exact copies I have.
  1. ANNE OF GREEN GABLESby L.M Montgomery
  2. LITTLE WOMENby Louisa May Alcott
  3. BLACK BEAUTYby Anna Sewell
  4. THE SECRET GARDENby Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. A LITTLE PRINCESSby Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. ALICE IN WONDERLANDby Lewis Carroll
  8. THE CALL OF THE WILDby Jack London
  9. WHITE FANGby Jack London
  10. THE LITTLE WHITE HORSEby Elizabeth Goudge
Special Mentions: 
  1. PETER PAN, by J.M Barrie
  2. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, by Kenneth Grahame
  3. THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK/ ANNE FRANK, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, by Anne Frank (cover only, my copy is in English of course)
  4. AESOPS FABLES, by Aesop
  5. TALES OF THE GREEK HEROES, by Rodger Lancelyn Green, Alan Langford
  6. Every single book written by ROALD DAHL


  1. I forgot all about the Jack London books! Great list. Here's my list

  2. We have some in common, although they didn't all make my Top 10. I still struggle a bit with classics (I read Little Women, Black Beauty, Narnia and Alice in Wonderland), but I'm trying to rectify that.
    Anne Frank touched me and Roald Dahl remains my all time favourite. I need to purchase his books, I think.

  3. I'm finally getting around to reading children's classics now (and I ain't no spring chicken!) They are wonderful stories.

    Here's my Top Ten!

  4. How could I forget Little Women?! Black Beauty made my list too!

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  5. I forgot Little Women and Call of the Wild. Loved them both!

    My Top Ten

  6. Excellent choices - we share a favourite!
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  7. Great list! I've never read Ann of Green Gables but have seen it on a lot of top 10 lists. I'll have to check it out!

  8. I've read every single book on your list. And loved all of them. :)

  9. I absolutely love the theme for this week's Top Ten, but it does make me sad to realise I can't remember what I read and loved - only books I have a copy of made it to my list, but I know there were lots more I loved. Plus, when I see books like Black Beauty on people's lists, I can't remember if I ever read them! Terrible isn't it. But I loved The Wind in the Willows and Roald Dahl - some you can never forget!

    Here's my list.

  10. Great list! I forgot about the Jack London books too... Here’s my Top Ten Childhood Favorites post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  11. I've read nearly every book on your list and so many were favourites! Awesome choices.