Six for Sunday (Books From Your Childhood)

Hi everyone! This week I’m participating in Six for Sunday, a meme hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. This month, the focus is a celebration of kids’ books, and this week’s topic is: books from your childhood.

1) Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson. I read so many books by this author as a child – I had a boxed set and everything. To be honest, looking back, the plots were actually quite dark!

2) Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins. This was the series my Mum got me when she decided I was too old for Jacqueline Wilson. I really loved this series and read most of the books (not even in order, what a disaster!)

3) Room 13 by Robert Swindells. I remember reading this book at primary school in the advanced reading group. It was super creepy at the time and I was really excited to see what happened and disappointed that I couldn’t read ahead.

4) The Magic Spell by Linda Chapman. OK, so this series was actually my younger sister’s, but I used to sneak them away and read them without anyone knowing because I thought they were baby-ish and didn’t want anyone to know I loved them. I mean, it’s My Secret Unicorn, how cool is that?

5) Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. We read an extract from Knife Edge in Year 8 at school and I went straight to the school library to find the series. Honestly one of the darkest series that I read at that age (12).

6) Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan. This was another school library find, but they didn’t have all the books in the series so I didn’t ever get to finish! I remember enjoying this series quite a bit, and being angry I couldn’t read all the books.

I really enjoyed looking up these books – I had to ask my sister about the My Secret Unicorn series and had to google ‘Laura unicorn books’ only to discover the character’s name is Lauren.

Hope everyone is doing well, feel free to share your posts below.

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