Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Birthday To... ME!!

So in honor of my birthday- yeah I'm advertising it dammit!- I figured I'd do something a little different for a random Tuesday. I can't get thru my birthday without a little bit of reminiscing. And the older I get, the more I reminisce. So, I went down memory lane and made a list up of my favorite books growing up. Now, even then, I read all genres and many classics, but I narrowed this down to my favorite "contemporary" (meaning, mostly in my age range at the time). And let me just say after looking up the covers on Goodreads all I have to say is why dear God of 80s and 90s fashion, why?! Ok, now to drag you all down memory lane with me... For those of you that remember did I miss anything??

The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin
 Seriously, I WANTED to be Claudia so badly!

Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps #1) by RL Stein
 This one and the one with the Dummy on the front were my faves.

Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1) by Francine Pascal
Remember the show? Wasn't nearly as good.

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Still, to this day, think this is such a strange and beautiful story.

The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike
I massacred my copy of this from reading it so much!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
I'll admit it, this book used to scare the beejeezus out of me.

 The Betrayal (The Fear Street Saga #1) by RL Stein
This was for when I graduated from Goosebumps

 Welcome to Junior High (Girl Talk #1) by LE Blair
Remember the board game!?

 Remember Me (Remember Me #1) by Christopher Pike
BEFORE they revamped and released this series ;)


  1. OMG!!! LMAO, I remember those. We were so big into Fear Street and Christopher Pike. About a decade ago I hunted down every single Pike novel just so I can own them all and give em to my kids someday. He wrote a couple adult novels a few years ago.

    Babysitters Club. WOW! Yup, Claudia was the best! I remember playing the board game with you? And Sis owns the TV show on VHS. Hahaha

    I think you narrowed down the best books from our childhood. Also, Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing!


  2. I forgot all about Christopher Pike! I used to have so many of his books, I wonder where they all went? And OMG R.L. Stine, and BSC....wow you made my brain hurt!