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Top Ten Childhood Favourites:
1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Ummmm Nat was my first real literary crush. Seriously, I desperately wanted to be Kit. Heck, I'd pay someone to jump off a boat after me. Plus, I wished I was from Barbados.
2. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - I think I read this around 5th grade, and I really wanted to be Charlotte for a good while. She was brave and adventurous.
3. Salamandastron - I saw my sister reading this series by the amazing Brian Jacques, and I wanted to carry them around because they were big books, and I thought I'd look smart. Needless to say, I fell in love, and this was my favourite at 8 years old.
4. Many Waters - I think it's on every list I feature, seriously. Is it the best-written book? No, but it's beautiful, and the Biblical element is really well-played. This one has a special place in my heart.
5. Time Windows - I think this was my first book with ghosts. I found it scary, but it was also so, so sad. I still have it on my shelves, and I read it every now and again.
6. The Borning Room - It's a beautifully sad story. I found it at a book fair, and I convinced my mum to buy it for me. It's sweet and emotional - a very quick read.
7. Tall, Thin & Blonde - I was an awkward child. Incredibly so. I had a long period of time as the ugly duckling, and I had serious body image issues/disordered eating. My mum bought this for me to convince me there was more to life than the external appearance.
8. Time Enough for Drums - I love, love, love historical fiction, and this series of YA books with female protagonists really spoke to me. Many of the author's books are still on my shelves today.
9. On the Banks of the Bayou - I grew up reading the Laura Ingalls books, and I adored the Rose Wilder series. This was one of the final books in her series, and I just loved how she was growing up. I wanted to emulate her.
10. The Diary of Anne Frank - It's a sad book, for sure, but I had to read it for Honours English in 5th grade, and I was utterly captivated by Anne. Such a beautiful and tragic story.