Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Favorite Authors Growing Up {Summer #BlogChallenge}

06 August 2012

Favorite Authors Growing Up {Summer #BlogChallenge}

Growing up I remember my siblings and I piling on top of our mum and having her read to us.  All of our books were well loved.  She would read differently for each character and try to put on their accent or dialect.  A few of my favorite authors from my childhood are my favorite not just for their stories, but also for the memories I have when I read them.

Some of these authors include:

  1. Eric Carle: He wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The only thing I don't like about this book is my who life I mistakenly thought butterflies come from cocoons.  My husband informed me this information is incorrect.  Moths come from cocoons, and butterflies come from chrysalis.  So, when I read this book to Charis I say, "He built a small house, called a..." chrysalis.  Despite this error, I still love this book-the bright pictures and the holes that are in the pages.
  2. C.S. Lewis: My mum loved reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to us as children, and I've already read it to Charis once.  I also enjoy C.S. Lewis because he was from Belfast, Northern Ireland, the same country my mum grew up in.  Every time my mum goes over to visit Grandad, she brings back Turkish Delight for her us.
  3. Dr. Seuss: I enjoy the rhyming in all of Dr. Seuss's books.  As children we were told to at least try our food before declaring we did not like it and were pointed to Green Eggs and Ham.
  4. Louisa May Alcott: This is the only author listed that neither of my parents read to us, but I'm including her because I read Little Women when I was 11 year old.  At that age, I would stay up until 1AM reading books and my parents often had to pop their head in to say, "Turn off the light and go to sleep."
  5. Lucy Maud Montgomery: I have read all of the Anne books at least once, but have read Anne of Green Gables numerous times.  I like Anne because of her imagination, spunkiness, and read hair. I have also seen Megan Fallows in Anne of Green Gables at least 20 times.  I definitely recommend reading the first four books before watching Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea.  When Drew and I eventually go on a honeymoon, we plan on going to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Who are your favorite authors from childhood?
Who are your favorite authors today?


  1. I love Eric Carle and read his books to both of my kiddos. My son always really loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which I also especially loved as a child. My daughter was more interested in other authors.