Thursday, February 9, 2012

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 21

Edited to add: The Book Chat topic today (May 17) at Sweet Green Tangerine is favorite childhood books, so I'm pulling this gem out of the archives. Enjoy! Of course, Harry Potter only isn't included here because I already used the series too much in this challenge (yup, that's six times!). Plus, though I started reading the series when I was 8, I read them into my high school years, when it ended, so I don't know if I would qualify the whole series as "childhood" books. Also, see my post on The Baby-Sitters Club series—another childhood favorite—here.

Day 21 - Favorite book from my childhood

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The Velveteen Rabbit. And here I go again with the sadness. I don't know what it is, but I just think books, movies and music are infinitesimally better when I have to fight back tears. This also could have worked as "Favorite book turned into a movie," but The Velveteen Rabbit worked for both categories and the one I ended up choosing for the book-turned-movie didn't.

Honorable Mentions: Anne of Green Gables (I actually had that one planned for here, but then I found out it fit somewhere else as well), The Giving Tree, Bridge to Terabithia, Tuck Everlasting, Where the Red Fern Grows and Ella Enchanted.

So tell me, which childhood book(s) will you definitely be reading to your children? 


Jessica Bucher said...

I don't think I've ever read The Velveteen Rabbit :( I'll have to check it out for the boys.
Glad you linked up this week!

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Bridge to Terabithia... such a classic, I loved that book! :) Thanks so much for linking up with us!