TTT #86| Childhood Favorites

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Childhood Favorites. I really have to think about this topic. I think I’ll take a few books from each part of my childhod. Let’s take a look!

Max Chases the Moon This book is where it all started I think, haha. My mother told me that this was my favorite book when I was little. So much so, that she didn’t even have to hold the book to tell me the story every night. I’m sad I don’t own my copy of this book anymore. It would’ve been nice to have for when I have my own kids in the future.

Bearenstain Bears I loved these books as a child. All of them have lessons as well. They were all done in a way that was fun and interesting for children. I know I watched cartoons as well and even chapter books for children as they get older.

Goosebumps These books were actually pretty spooky when I was a kid, but I really enjoyed reading them. There was a membership for them and I used to get 3 of them every few months. Nickelodeon eventually had a TV show I watched as well.

The Babysitters Club I can’t remember if I read all of these, but I definitely enjoyed them. It’s funny looking back at these books. I remember I used to think they were huge, but seeing that they’re only around 150 pages makes me laugh. The Babysitters Club is also being made into a show on Netflix and I can’t wait to see how that turns out.

Nancy Drew My mother was a fan of Nancy Drew and because of that I did read a few of them. I remember enjoying them, but I’m not sure why I never continued reading more. Maybe my library didn’t have more? I really don’t remember.

Fear Street When the Goosebumps books weren’t really spooky anymore, I moved along with Fear Street. I’m sure if I were to read them now it would be a lot different, but these were definitely scarier when I was younger.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul This book came out in 1997, but I didn’t get it until a couple years later. In all honesty, I don’t remember a lot of the stories I read in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, but I remember enjoying them and relating to some in many ways.

Archie Comics I was reading Archie comics before Riverdale was set to be released. Years ago I remeber going to the grocery store with my mother and seeing the double digests next to the registers. I enjoyed many evenings curled up with these comics.



I’m sure there were more books I read during my childhood, but these are the ones that I can really remember. Did you read any of these as a child? Let me know what your childhood favorites were in the comments and feel free to leave your links as well!

30 thoughts on “TTT #86| Childhood Favorites

  1. I read some Nancy Drews as well after exhausting my collection of Hardy Boys haha. I couldn’t get enough of those mysteries as a kid! The Berenstain bears were awesome as well.

    The Archie Double Digests look like they’d be a lot of fun!
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    1. I never read any Hardy Boys books, but they seemed interesting as well. I love seeing so many people have the books I remember loving as well.

    1. Yes! There were so many Chicken Soup books. I wonder if they still publish them.

  2. The Berenstain Bears were SUCH formative part of my childhood. The messy room! The too much tv! the junk food! So many good life lessons. (That I now sort of ignore. But at least feel bad about ignoring.)

    Totally agree on Goosebumps & graduating to Fear Street. I have found that Fear Street, at least, holds up as decently as any other teen paperback from the 80s & 90s. Maybe not actively as scary, but enjoyable like a popcorn flick!


    1. Haha, I think a lot of us ignore those lessons now.

      Yes, they definitely still hold up these days. I actually wouldn’t mind reading a couple again. I may have to do that this Fall.

  3. FEAR STREET!!! That was my ultimate fave growing up. I actually do a podcast with some friends about that series. It’s so fun to read those books now– such a different feeling than I had as a kid!!

    I also REALLY loved the Chicken Soup books. Those stories are probably SO cringey, but they got me every time. I’d always be crying my eyes out reading them.
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    1. I think that’s so cool that you have a podcast about those. It must be a lot of fun.

      Yeah, they had me crying as well. I’m sure we’d feel different now if we were to read them again.

  4. OMG Nancy Drew and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul! I remember reading Chicken Soup. I wonder if they still make those books. I feel like whenever I needed advice, I would go to that one and it just seemed to help me. I don’t remember if I have that book anymore (actually I know I don’t, I just don’t know if my mom still does), but I miss those books. Nancy Drew was amazing too. I love your list!
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  5. Omg, Chicken Soup for the Soul! I loooved those books. And Archie is of course a classic and tbh I’m still reading Archie these days (just the newer issues lol). Such a great list! I loved this week’s prompt πŸ™‚

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  6. Never read any of the Nancy Drew books (at least not the oldie classic ones), but since one of my cousin’s was super into them, I did buy a bunch as birthday or Christmas gifts. Not sure if she even still has them now. I now do enjoy mysteries, so who knows! Perhaps I’ll read one someday. Just because. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland.
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  7. Oh man, I remember the Chicken Soup books! I had a few of the different editions–teenage, dog lover, etc.–though I don’t remember any of the stories, either. I also really enjoyed the Archie Comics!

    1. I used to love the Scholastic magazines and book events!

    1. Supermarkets were very smart putting them there. Haha πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I love seeing all the love for Berenstain Bears!

  8. Archie comics! I used to steal them from my cousin and hide and read them bc he wouldn’t let me borrow them lol

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