Childhood Nostalgia

Hey there! I’ve been trying to encourage my little sister to read more (Any tips? It’s exhausting!) and I eventually compiled a list of 50 books for her to read before she is 12¾. How many of these have you read? x


  • The Crooked Sixpence – Jennifer Bell
  • Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
  • Cogheart – Peter Bunzil
  • A Little Princess – Francis Hognett Barnett
  • Frost Hollow Hall – Emma Carrol
  • Indigo Blue – Cathy Cassidy
  • The School For Good And Evil – Soman Chainani
  • Scarlett And Ivy – Sophie Cleverly
  • The Land Of Stories – Chris Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
  • The Wolf Princess – Cathryn Constable
  • Danny Champion Of The World – Roald Dahl
  • The Secret Breakers – H.L Dennis
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles – Black and DiTerlizzi
  • The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd
  • Sea – Sarah Driver
  • A Place Called Perfect – Helena Duggan
  • The Night Spinner – Abi Elphinstone
  • The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  • Fly By Night – Francis Hardinge
  • The Girl Of Ink And Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargr­­­ave
  • Murder in Midwinter – Fleur Hitchcock
  • Alex Rider – Anthony Horowitz
  • The Power Of Five – Anthony Horowitz
  • The Boy In The Tower – Polly Ho Yen
  • The Glass Bird Girl – Esme Kerr
  • Alfie Bloom And The Secret Of Hexbridge Castle – Gabrielle Kent
  • Roman Mysteries – Caroline Lawrence
  • Beatle Boy – M.G Lawrence
  • Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian
  • The Beginning Woods – Malcolm McNeil
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia – C.S Lewis
  • Listen To The Moon – Michael Morpurgo
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
  • A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
  • Pegasus And The Flame – Kate O’Heart
  • Wonder – R.J Palacio
  • Pax – Sara Pennypacker
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
  • Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter – J.K Rowling
  • Swallows And Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  • Alice Jones: The Impossible Clue – Sarah Rubin
  • The Girl Savage – Katherine Rundell
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • Big Game – Dan Smith
  • A Series Of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
  • A Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens
  • Dead Man’s Cove – Lauren St. John
  • The Secret Of Nightingale Wood – Lucy Strange
  • Homecoming – Cynthia Voigt
  • A Girl Called Owl – Amy Wilson
  • Hetty Feather – Jaqueline Wilson
  • Katy – Jaqueline Wilson
  • 4 Children And It – Jaqueline Wilson
  • The Sinclair Mysteries – Katherine Woodfine

There will be a normal book review back next week!

Published by Hundreds&Thousands

I’m a teenager from Manchester, and a proud Hufflepuff. I like oversized jumpers, indie music you’ve probably not heard of, and books. Honestly, any books I can get my hands on but my personal favourites are fantasy, mystery or your classic teenage romance (it’s ironic I know – but you can’t really go wrong with ‘A Fault in Our Stars’)! I’m always being told to go and ‘be active’ or something instead of sitting in my room reading and listening to the Smiths, but honestly I don’t see the point. Why would I want to go for a run when I could be reading Rainbow Rowell or Good Omens. And it’s Morrisey for god’s sake. So, I decided to do something with the growing piles of books in my room… and you’re reading the product! It’s a lot more interesting than I thought it would be and I really enjoy it – and I hope you do too. I try to write a review after I’ve read the book each week every Saturday, but no promises! The aim is hundreds and thousands of books (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite there. Yet.

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