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Today’s prompt is:
16 March: Top 5 books that got me into reading!
This Tuesday’s topic is a trip down memory lane. I was researching the books and boy was I hit with an intense wave of nostalgia. I was going through the books and I was like “I MISS THESE BOOKS AND CHARACTERS SO MUCH “
1. Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
I could not make a list about books that got me into reading and not include Narnia. Like it or not, it is the OG middle grade series, and I don’t think anyone can dispute that. I remember being around 10 or 11 when I read these books because of my best friend at the time who was a great reader -at this point I should thank her even though we’ve lost touch because it was her that got me into reading- and she was telling me how the whole concept of Narnia is based on Plato’s philosophy and I was like huh? But yeah, these books are pure magic and they inspired a whole generation of readers. Who as a child didn’t open their wardrobe expecting to be transferred in this magical world? I don’t remember everything about them and I know I’d find faults if I read them now, knowing more about Lewis, but in my memory they remain untainted, and I want to preserve that.
2. His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman
I was to put it plain, OBSESSED with this trilogy. Absolutely obsessed. I want to do a reread of these books one day for sure, because I don’t remember much other than the main characters and objective of the story. What I do remember though, is the daemons and that I wanted to have one so badly when I was young. I still do.
3. The Inheritance Cycle, by Christopher Paolini
This man is to blame for my current obsession for fantasy. Eragon was the first epic fantasy I ever read and the first film adaptation I ever hated. Even thinking of this film makes my blood boil, don’t get me started. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to revisit this world because this chapter is completely closed to me. The last book was a disappointment and having read lots of fantasy series ever since, I realise it is not what I had made it out to be in my mind. Still, I recall the series with nostalgia and a bit of gratitude for introducing me to the world of epic fantasy.
4. Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
Oh my God, I’m vibrating with excitement just thinking about this series !!! The first time my brother ever did anything good is when he asked for these books and read them. Naturally as the younger sibling I HAD to do exactly what he did, so I read them too and BOOM it was like an explosion had gone off in my head. I can know recognise the feeling for what it was; a true reader’s excitement and complete investement to a story. You know the feeling; not being able to think about anything else, constantly wanting to be involved in the world somehow, thinking about plotpoints and making predictions while waiting for the next books to be released. I felt a very -now that I think about it concerning-identification to Artemis when I was younger. And I say concerning because he was you know A CRIMINAL basically.
5. The Everyday Witch, by Sandra Forrester
I am adding this book because I want to talk about my sob story and sulk and you’re the perfect audience (victims ?) for that. So, I read The Everyday Witch when I was, I want to say, 12 and instantly became obsessed. The book ended in a cliffhanger, and I didn’t stop pestering my mom until she got me to the bookstore to get the second one. BUT here comes the plot twist; they didnt have the second book and they didn’t know if there even was a second book. A disaster, I’m telling you. At the time I didn’t know about the existence of goodreads and I couldn’t find any information on the books. I searched and searched in vain, until the years passed and I forgot about it. A couple of years back I came across Everyday Witch on goodreads and I have to say the squeal I let out was very loud. I found out that there were other books in the series (!!!! i was right) but the greek publisher had simply discontinued the series. THE DISRESPECT. I would like to read them all at some point, but I’m kind of scared of being disappointed yk. Anyway, thanks for listening (well reading) to my childhood sob story. First world problems.