Again, I apologise for not being on track with the challenge!
But here I am, making up for it--and for Day 13 of the Blog Challenge, I will share the list of books I've read while growing up. I still read some of them! :)
- Rilla of Ingleside by LM. Montgomery. I grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables series. Who under twenty hasn't met the engaging and talkative redheaded heroine? I love all the books in that series, but the eighth and final book stood out for me. Rilla, the youngest daughter of Gilbert and Anne Blythe was a vain and selfish young girl at the start of the story, but the Great War changed her life.
- No Flying in the House by Betty Brock. This is another book that I have read in my childhood. The heroine, Annabel Tippens is no ordinary child. With a little white dog for a guardian and a half-fairy for a mum, can you still say Annabel is just like any other child?
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. No, I'm not kidding. As young as nine years old, my curiosity was piqued by a beautifully bound red and gold book sitting in the bookshelf. So I began to open the book, and the rest is history.
- The Harry Potter series, by JK. Rowling. Anyone who hasn't read this growing up has something missing in their life. Just kidding! Haha. :)
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. No, really, it's truly, truly worth a read! The first book that I haven't read in one sitting because of the story's length! :)
- The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. Admittedly, I bought this book at a garage sale, just because the cover intrigued me. But it's a good read! :)
- Jane of Lantern Hill by LM. Montgomery. From the same author who wrote the Anne of Green Gables, this to me was a refreshing story as the heroine Jane lives in a home where her parents aren't living together, she is lonely, and she hates it. A visit to her father changes Jane's outlook on life. She is pretty much different from the other heroines LM Montgomery wrote, because it is close to reality.
- - 10. A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I've read this triumvirate of Frances Hodgson Burnett's well-known work as a little girl. My favourite of the three? Little Lord Fauntleroy.
So ends the top ten of books I've read when I was growing up. What was yours? :) Please feel free to talk about it here in the comments! :)