Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books/Series From My Childhood & My Middle Grade Years

Posted March 11, 2014 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

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Favorite Books/Series
from Childhood & My Middle Grade Years


1. The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

2. The Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery

3. The books of Roald Dahl

4. The books of Beverly Cleary

5. The books of Judy Blume


6. The Babysitter’s Club Series by Ann M. Martin

7. The Sweet Valley Twins Series by Francine Pascal

8. The Nancy Drew Mystery Series by Carolyn Keene


13. The Fear Street Street Series by R.L. Stine

14. The books of Christopher Pike

These are just some of my favorites from my young years up through my middle grade years. While I LOVED The Babysitter’s Club books and Sweet Valley Twins books a ton, I’d have to say that the Laura Ingalls books and the Anne of Green Gables series both hold the Blue Ribbon Spot in my heart! 

ALSO: I used to devour the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books like crazy – probably because the rest of my friends did as well. I blame my non-love of horror and thriller books/stories today on the chills these books gave me when I was younger. Despite reading them nearly constantly, I couldn’t leave them with their covers exposed in my room – I had to have them either in my backpack where I could NOT see them or I had to cover them with a shirt or something – they completely creeped me out! (Probably an indication that I didn’t need to be reading them, right?) 

What are some of your favorite books from childhood and your middle grade years? There are a ton I could’ve put on this list! 

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About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

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7 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books/Series From My Childhood & My Middle Grade Years

  1. I LOVED the Sweet Valley High books. Jessica was my idol! I also read every Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary book. Another series I loved was Encyclopedia Brown. Did you ever read those? I learned how to use steam to open an envelope from that series. 🙂

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  2. I barely read anything else but Fear Street books when I was in fourth grade. I couldn't get enough of them. But I also loved Roald Dahl, too. Especially Matilda!!

  3. I loved SO MANY of these books! I was beyond obsessed with Nancy Drew for YEARS. I also loved Little House, BSC, Beverly Cleary, and Boxcar Children. I went through a short period of loving the Sweet Valley books but then my mom read one and thought Jessica was too bratty – or something; I don't remember exactly – and would thus rub off on me? So I wasn't allowed to read them anymore, LOL.

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