Top 5 childhood books

I am a bookworm, and as a child, I read as many books as I could every single day. In fact I loved some books so much that I can read them again and again, and if I had any of these 5 books in front of me, I would read them all over again.


1. Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Secret Garden is a storyabout a beautiful friendship between a young girl and two young boys, which takes place in England. The girl, who is born in India, is taken to London to live with her uncle in a huge mansion. The lonely girl soon finds two new friends, a secret garden, and a wonderful long-lasting friendship.

2. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens


Now I’m sure that many of you have heard of this novel, and some of you have watched the musical “Oliver!” as well. It is a story, which takes place in London. Oliver Twist is a young boy, who lives in an orphanage. He soon runs away to the city, where he is exposed to the crime world of London. This is a great story which not only shows the beautiful side of London, but also takes us into the dark side of London.

3. The Famous Five – Enid Blyton


The Famous Five is a series about five children and incidents that occur around them. They go around from camping trips to dark caves to beaches, solving petty crimes and mysteries that appear in their everyday life.

4. Nancy Drew – Edward Stratmeyer (under the pen name of Carolyn Keene)


Nancy Drew is a series of novels about a young teenage girl, who solves mysteries with the help of her two best friends, Bess and George. Filled with suspense and thrill, a Nancy Drew book is something to curl up with on a cold winter’s day with hot chocolate.

5. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a novel about a young boy and his notorious pranks. His simple life is turned topsy-turvy when he witnesses a murder one night, and he is soon on the run from the murderer, with his friend Huckleberry Finn. This thriller keeps us on the edge of our seats till the end, and it is an amazing story to read anywhere, any time of the day.

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