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October 2: Top Ten “Older” Books You Don’t Want People To Forget About
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis : This was one of my favorite books (and movies!) when I was young. I think it’s such an amazing book, but I think as Youth/YA fiction has picked up in popularity some of these older titles get forgotten!
2. The Giver by Lois Lowry : This was a standard read-in-school book when I was younger; unfortunately, that’s gone by the wayside now! My nephew has never even heard of it! **GASP** (Guess what he’s getting for Christmas?)
3. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain : I know; it’s a classic. And it’s not going away. But with all this political correctness This book isn’t read in schools, and parents seem to be avoiding it (at least according to the interwebz) because of it’s lack of P.C.-ness
4. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl : Seriously – how many people don’t realize that this is a series? And I personally enjoyed this one FAR better than the Chocolate Factory… (Me Thinks I’ll be re-reading soon!)
5. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews : Do “kids” read this anymore? It was one of the first books I DEVOURED when I was in junior high! (And I counted myself VERY lucky that my parents didn’t have a clue what it was! *lol* )
6. Remember Me by Christopher Pike : Ok, maybe I’m showing what a demented kid I was, but didn’t EVERYONE read this back in the day??
7. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton : **SWOON**Pony Boy**SWOON** (Enough Said!)
8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark : I think this should be part of everyone’s childhood! Just looking at the cover I’m transported back to my neighbors garage in October of 1989!! (And I’m so scared I may not sleep tonight! *lol* )
9. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry : Do kids even read this anymore? This is the first book I remember having a really REALLY strong emotional connection to.
10. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls : Again, I hope this is a book that is read by every child, everywhere for all of time to come.