Something I always think about is re-reading some of the books that really helped me to become the little bookworm that I am today as an adult. After finishing my M.A. in Spanish Literature and reading more serious books like don Quijote and La Celestina, it might be fun to travel back in time and re-read some of my favorites from the 90s!
Some of the books that come to mind are:
“Harriet the Spy” by Louis Fitzhugh- My first favorite “real book”, about a little rebel spy girl who creates an adventure! (we shared a passion for crazy imaginations). Read more about her here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87779452
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee – My first “classic” book, which I loooooved! You cannot beat the intoxicating portrait of the South, coupled with a little social justice and mystery all wrapped into one great book. And, who can complain about the black and white movie with Gregory Peck, who I convinced myself I was related to due to family with the last name Peck.
Read more about the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird” here:
“Ramona Quinby, age 8″ by Beverly Cleary – As soon as I began to read these books, I became obsessed with little Ramona and her adventures as a 3rd grader. I remember thinking that her life was super cool, and not recalling now as to why! (thus, the need to re-read these little gems!)
“Amelia Bedelia” by Peggy Parrish – My favorite “comic” book about a maid that takes her instructions very literally and is a mess! I loved her attitude towards life and making mistakes and found her to be the cutest little maid that ever lived. These books were a favorite of my elementary school classmates because we always had a copy floating around for “silent reading time” (which, turns out, was only fun for me and like 3 other students in class, not my hubby who was in the same class and wiggling to get outside and play!)
Read more here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1049147.Amelia_Bedelia
There are so many more like “Sarah, plain and tall”, “Little House on the Prairie” and “Little Women”, but I have to control myself here!
Which were your favorites?