Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood favourites

If you’re new to my blog,  welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about.  This week’s topic is about childhood favourites.

I’ve decided to do a mix — yes, there are childhood favourites here, but there also favourites that are defining moments for me — whether it’s a new genre, or just a book I didn’t expect to love so much.

Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys: as separate series mind you. Enid Blyton and her Famous Five series might’ve been my introduction to mysteries, but these two series cemented my love for the genre. I am however a bit hesitant about the new Nancy Drew series. I don’t want a Riverdale clone, but we’ll see.

The Dark is Rising series: I can go on about this series, and I have, but simply put; it’s magic. It’s a combination of surprising things that came together in just the right way and I have never been able to let go.

Spock’s World: I never realised that there were Star Trek novels until i found this in my high school library and BAM I was hooked. It opened up a beloved series for me and sci-fi as a genre to read. Mind you, back then we had to write our names in cards to borrow books, and I couldn’t figure out how to keep getting the book out without looking like the uber nerd I was.

Lightning: Dean Koontz‘s novel gave me a different insight into the genre, because along with a time travel story, was the sweetest (and badass) love story. It genuinely surprised me.

Women of the Otherworld series: I count this series — and Paige — as my introduction to mainstream urban fantasy and I have loved the genre because of this goodness. But interestingly, I didn’t quite enjoy the rest of the series as much as I LOVED Paige and Lucas’ story. Go figure!

Going to leave it there, I think.

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