Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme (on Wednesdays, duh) hosted by Thoughts on Tomes on Youtube. I don’t participate every Wednesday but I like to hop in whenever it’s a theme that speaks to me. This week’s theme/subject is top 5 children’s books, and oh my god, I LOVE me some children’s books.
As I’ve written a post previously about my favourite books from when I was a kid, as well as a ‘My Life in Books‘ post about the books that I feel were important in making me the person I am today, I’m going to switch this one up a bit. Today I’m going to talk about what I consider to be the 5 best children’s books (or book series) that I discovered as an adult.
It’s a great thing for people keep reading children’s books when they’re older. It takes us back to a time when we could stay up all night to finish a book without worrying about having to get up the next day, and when we were secretly convinced that the things we read about were true and written by some emissary from a faraway land. I’ve discovered some fabulous children’s stories despite these stories allegedly being ‘for kids’.
*Ahem* This post may be a little bit… same-y. I read several books in one series and that particular series has, er, 13 books in it. I haven’t read all 13 yet but I am well on my way!
But first, in March, I re-read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This is actually the last book series I discovered that I really loved. In all my life, I’ve probably only really got 4 series that I would say are absolutely great: Harry Potter, Hunger Games (although it took me a couple of tries to love the sequels), Percy Jackson and the series I will be talking about today.
May was a good month for me for reading! I read a lot of books and, for the most part, really enjoyed them.
1. The Confessions of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn.
Premise: The novel explores Katherine Howard’s before and during her marriage to the notorious Henry VIII.
Dunn is quickly becoming a new favourite historical author of mine. Her writing has a very modern tone without taking away from the Tudor setting. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I enjoyed The Lady of Misrule and I was disappointed by the ending, as I wanted to see how she handled Katherine’s execution.
Thank you to Getting Through Anxiety for tagging me!
1. INITIAL ATTRACTION – A book you bought because of the cover?
I had heard of the book and wanted to read it, but I mainly bought it because it was cheap and I wanted to add to my collection of Penguin Modern Classics…
DISCLAIMER: I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
In The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, we pick up 6 months after the end of the Heroes of Olympus series and Apollo, the god of the sun, music, healing and pretty much anything else you can think of, has been cast down from Olympus by Zeus and finds himself stuck in the body of a teenage mortal called Lester Papadopoulos.
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1. Flowers: Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?
I have some gorgeous books, but which ones are beautiful inside as well? I guess I’ll go with Wonder by R. J. Palacio. I love the bright blue of this cover and the message of the book is that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Happy Sunday! For me, Sunday is the day to laze about, so it’s the perfect time to read illustrated books because generally they are quite big and hard to hold up – and on Sundays, I stay in bed basically all day. It’s a lot easier to read big books in bed because you can just lay them flat next to you.
Does that make sense? OK, let’s move on to my collection of illustrated books!