I wish I had a better memory. I don't remember any specific books from when I was very little. I can remember a book with a train on the cover. I do remember I had a very tiny rocking chair with a little blue chair cover on it. I would love to grab books and sit in it to read, even though I couldn't really read yet. To me I thought I looked so grown up. I must have been 4 or 5 at this point.
My dad is a huge reader and my mom doesn't touch books. I take after my dad. So I started carrying books with my into the bathroom when I was a little kid to be like my dad (he would kill me if he knew I wrote that)
I can remember reading
- Charlotte's Web
- The Bridge to Teribithia
- A Light in the Attic
- The Secret Garden
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
- Island of the Blue Dolphin
- Little Women
over and over again. This was probably 3rd or 4th grade ish? I can also remember reading every Judy Blume and Beverely Cleary book too. I can remember in school this little booklet would come and you could pick books out of it to order. What was that called?
I remember in 5th grade I read my first Stephen King book and I steadily read all of his book through high school and continue to read them now. That also started my fascination with horror and murder mystery/thrillers. I would wander the library and randomly pick books from that section to take home and read. I wonder what my parents would have thought about me reading that stuff in sixth grade? I also recall (how horrifying) LOVING the Sweet Valley High Series. Those two blonde twins, Jessica and Elizabeth. What wonderful lives they lived! So different from mine. I was also fascinating by the Flowers in the Attic series.
I'm going to need to think a little more about me early childhood and see what else comes to me. I'll cruise some other posts and see if my memory gets jogged. This was a fun post to write!