The solitaire Mystery

3 of my Favourite Childhood Books

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Ever since I can remember I have loved to read books. Frequent trips to the library as a child cemented my love to read and very often, I had 5-6 books on the go at once! I would read everything and anything I could get my hands on! By the time I was in my teens, I was reading bigger books and got into fiction big time! So here are my 3 favourite childhood books:

Favourite Childhood Books

The first book I remember really enjoying was The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. This is a fab book about a little boy who goes on a huge journey to try and persuade his mother to come home with him and his father. Along the way, he encounters many weird and wonderful things he has to deal with! It is a spellbinding adventure, blending the threads of philosophy, fantasy and reality.

The solitaire Mystery

The next book (trilogy) that I consumed was the Philip Pullmans His Dark Materials; Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. The books follow 2 children; Lyra and Will who wander through a series of parallel universes and have amazing adventures along the way! The story’s involve witches and armoured polar bears and as well as fantasy, has a bit of everything from physics, philosophy, theology and spirituality!

Northern Lights Trilogy

Finally, I have to mention the Harry Potter series! These books filled my school summer holidays for a full 7 years and I never went away without the latest release in my suitcase! If anyone doesn’t know (??) Harry Potter is a boy who finds out he is a wizard and is suddenly thrown into a world he had no knowledge about! Each book follows his journey through school life and all the magical things that happen to him and his friends. I literally felt like I was there with him living at Hogwarts!

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

So there you have my 3 favourite childhood books! I can’t wait until Mia is old enough for me to start reading these books to her and secretly it will be lovely for me to relive my own childhood! Mia seems to be really interested in books and we have always enjoyed reading to her. Now she can read well herself, we don’t spend much time reading to her anymore, it’s more the other way around!

Which books you enjoyed as a child would you like to read again?


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