#TTT Top Favourite Childhood Books And Authors!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in 2010 and was moved to Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. Today I have decided to look at the top ten authors or books that I loved as a child/young teenager! So, in no particular order, let’s dive in!

Roald Dahl

Like many other children, I absolutely adored Roald Dahl’s books. From The BFG to Matilda to The Twits and many many more. These books were a massive part of my childhood and really encouraged my love of reading. I loved the characters, the worlds and everything about them!

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton’s magical books were ones I re-read over and over again, or got my parent’s to do so! Each story was pure magic to my little mind and I loved it, I was forever glued to these books and never wanted the stories to end!

Elizabeth Chandler

As a young teenager I loved mystery novels and so when I was given the Dark Secret series I was thrilled! They had everything I loved in them and I was forever re-reading them on holidays and car journeys!

Jacqueline Wilson

If you are like me then a large portion of your childhood was dominated by Jacqueline Wilson, from books to TV and of course I also loved her work! From her younger books to her teenage ones, I would buy/ask for them all and would happily read them all the time!

Meg Cabot

So, Meg Cabot as an author whose work I was a little more selective about, I read a couple of her Airhead books, but really I preferred her Mediator series becuase the girl could talk to and help ghosts and I thought that was absolutely awesome and I loved all things supernatural!

Gwyneth Rees

As obssessed with mermaids as I was, you can only guess I also loved mermaid dominated books! And this one was my absolute favourite and I read it so much that it is now completely battered! Now I prefer more true to the myth portrayals but my love of mermaids will never die!

Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket the clever pseudonym and even better books. This series was one I binge read over an entire weekend and honesly adored it so much. I loved the characters, the story, the narration and overall thought it was really fun and unusual!

Astrid Lindgren

My mum would read this to me all the time as a young child. Constantly, I would ask for this book to be read to me and I never grew tired of it! My mum even bought me a copy for Christmas a couple of years ago after I mentioned how I use to love it but no longer own it!

Philip Pullman

Slightly older, but still a child, I really got into this series and it was pure magic. I loved this series and constantly dreamed of having my own daemon and armoured bear! This was an epic read for me and one I still treasure. Philip Pullman’s work is one I definitely want to read more of.

Harry Potter

I couldn’t leave this off the list. While I am no longer much of a fan of JK herself, I will always love Harry Potter bcause it was my childhood and my entry into more in-depth fantasy! HP was my childhood and teenage years and I will forever be a Potterhead!

So, that is a handful of books or authors I loved as a child and teenager! What were your favourite childhood books? Let me know! Happy Reading BookNerds!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ“š


  1. I love so many from this list but one was my ultimate fav: MEG CABOT. Not the princess diaries but every other series stole my heart! Which was your fav?? Great spin on this weeks post KB!

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    • Thank you so much! I never read the princess diaries really, I was all for the Mediator series!! I loved all of the authors though! I had different favourites depending on my age πŸ˜‚ Mermaid magic won for a looong time, the the Mediator series, then Dark secrets, Then Harry Potter shot too the top! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ Thank you so much!! πŸ’œπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š


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