Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
The rules are simple:
- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
- Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
- Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
This week’s topic is Childhood Favourites. My list includes authors whose books I remember enjoying as a child and authors whose books I read during my teenage years that shaped my interest in the genres I love today, notably historical fiction. I’m conscious I’m showing my age with pretty much all of these!
- Dr. Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat
- Beatrix Potter – The Tales of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle-Duck amongst other wonderful characters
- Roger Hargreaves – The Mister Men series, including personal favourites Mr. Messy and Mr. Tickle
- Michael Bond – The Paddington series, starting with A Bear Called Paddington
- Enid Blyton – The Famous Five series, such as Five Go To Treasure Island, and the Mallory Towers series
- Arthur Ransome – Titles such as Swallows & Amazons, Pigeon Post and We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea (complete with the distinctly non-PC advice: ‘Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown’)
- Willard Price – The ‘Hal and Roger Hunt Adventures’ series such as South Sea Adventure, Amazon Adventure
- Barbara Willard – ‘The Mantlemass Chronicles’ series including The Iron Lily and Harrow and Harvest
- Geoffrey Trease – Bows Against the Barons, a retelling of the legend of Robin Hood
- Rosemary Sutcliff – Her Roman Britain trilogy starting with The Eagle of the Ninth