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Throwback Thursday Book Reviews

There are quite a few books I’ve reviewed before blogging and I would really like to share those here as well.  I figure the whole “throwback Thursday” is as good an excuse as any to share.  Until I run out of old reviews expect a peek into my reading past every Thursday.

Today I am sharing books I read through my childhood, which I am considering any I wrote for books I read pre-graduating high school.  I haven’t written reviews for everything read during this time, but there were a few that I felt compelled to.

Bunnicula (Bunnicula, #1)Bunnicula by James Howe

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of my favorite books as a kid. This series was just such a delight.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I lost count of how many times I have read this book. I would consider this series a huge part of my childhood. I absolutely fell in love with this first one and continued reading until the very end of the series. This is one of those books I remember never being able to put down. I felt engaged always thinking just one more chapter…

Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)Witch Child by Celia Rees

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I must have read this 3 or 4 times as a young girl. I remember absolutely loving this book and its characters. This was one of the books that formed my early love for historical fiction.

This follows a young girl after the execution of her grandmother on her journey to the new world, and her life once there. I absolutely connected with young Mary emotionally. I feared when she was in potential danger and felt her sadness and isolation. I would highly recommend this book especially if you want young adult historical fiction with a strong and realistic female character.

The Scarlet LetterThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I wanted to like this book so bad and in truth, I did find the story interesting I just couldn’t get over the writing style. It was a huge turn off for me and I found it a very difficult and dry read. I was extra disappointed after reading some of Hawthorne’s short stories and absolutely loving them. Maybe one day I will revisit this book and perhaps I will find it an easier read.

The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this novel in high school and I found it pretty enjoyable. It was short and one of the more entertaining books we read during my 10th-grade year. I wanted to punch so many characters at the end of this book however I did find their actions to be realistic. People will surprise you will how unbelievably selfish and cruel they can be.

The Perfect StormThe Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read this book a few times. It was a favorite of mine in high school. Gripping read. You know they are doomed from the beginning but that doesn’t stop you from getting attached and wondering just how it’s all going to go down!

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What were some of your favorite books growing up?  Have you read any of these that I shared today?


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