April Reading Challenge: Read a Book You Loved as a Child

2016 Reading Challenge

This month’s challenge is going to be fun!

Spring seems like the perfect time to relive our youth by diving into the wonderful world of Children’s Literature. I love Children’s Literature – it’s a great escape into an adventure story, yet there’s still a sweet innocence to the characters, and almost always a thought-provoking lesson to learn. I thought of this challenge because of an experience I had last year. I reread Matilda by Roald Dahl with my children and I was amazed by how much I enjoyed rereading it. I also thought it was interesting what I noticed in the story reading it as an adult; there were nuisances that I missed as a child. It made me want to reread other stories I had adored as a child.


What was the first book you loved?

For me, it was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and it’s the book I’ll be reading this month. The Secret Garden was the first book that truly grabbed me and pulled me into a mysterious, yet lovely, world. It was slightly complicated – the characters weren’t perfect and there were real issues to sort out. I think I might have even cried at the end. I see now this book ignited my life-long love for all things English. I think this spring is the perfect time to revisit Misselthwaite Manor, the moor and, of course, one particular secret garden.

What were your favorite books as a child? And what book will you read this month?

6 thoughts on “April Reading Challenge: Read a Book You Loved as a Child

  1. I was fascinated by France as a kid and always wanted to read The Little Prince but never actually got around to it, so I’m planning to read it this month!


  2. I always loved The Horse and His Boy. I can’t decide whether I should reread that, try to get through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with Eva, or now you have me honking about reading some Roald Dahl! Must choose soon, haha! Oh and my Goodreads book for last month, Girl at War, finally came into the library.


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