Sunday, July 22, 2007

my top 5 favorite series (books) ever

I shouldn't be surprised given my penchant for children's books, but every book on this list is like Reading Level 5 and below. Haha.

5. Sweet Valley High, created by Francine Pascal -- This series played too big of a role in my childhood reading for me to ignore it. Definitely would not go as far as saying it was quality reading by no means, but c'mon Jessica and Elizabeth were and still are my two favorite twins (Sorry Fred & George, they came first!).
4. Satin Slippers, Elizabeth Barnard - Probably the little girl in me who always wanted to do ballet or dance...
3. The Mediator, Meg Cabot - Basically Buffy with ghosts instead of vampires. What's not to love?
2. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling - 7 of the most imaginative books to ever exist. The characters, the world created, how could this not be on my list?
1. Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery - Three of my all-time favorite books. Most people tend to love Anne (see below), but I've always preferred Emily. I mean I suppose she was a little more stuck up, and a lot more quiet, but I simply loved her more.

Honorable Mentions:
- Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card - Mostly the first book was just so awesome. The remaining books were perhaps too smart and philosophical for me, though there were still a few bright points -- such as Ender's Shadow.
- Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery - A serious classic. But not on my top 5 just because as a kid there were quite a few books that I just remembered snoring through. Perhaps if I were to reread them now, they WOULD be top 5. But the spunk of Anne, the intensity of Gilbert Blythe's attentions towards her... ::sigh::


Jennifer said...

Madeleine L'Engle's "Time Quartet" would probably be at the top of my list. I'd probably have Harry Potter and the Ender Series there (only the original 4 and Ender's Shadow though...the rest of Bean's books were just meh), and Anne of Green Gables too (though I'd probably only count the first 4 books). I'd have to agree with Sweet Valley High...I still remember a ridiculously large amount of details from that series. Some other random things I'd include...there was this kids' series called The Gymnasts that I loved for obvious reasons and I'm also a big fan of Hercule Poirot. Also I feel like I should mention the Baby-Sitters Club...

Mira said...

yeah i figured you would have the time quartet. :-D