I like to think I’ve always been a reader. I know of lots of readers who tell the stories of how and when they became readers but me? I don’t really have that, for as long as I can remember I have been reading. There was no big ‘I’m a reader now’ moment. What I do have however is a range of authors I read as a child and I can only assume that these authors made me the reader I am today.
1. Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton was without a doubt my favourite author as a child. The first Enid Blyton books I ever read were The Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair because my Granda gave me them. After that I just looked for more and more. My Grandparents gave me all the Enid Blyton books that had previously belonged to my Daddy, Auntie and Uncles. Included in the list was of course The Famous Five which I loved. A little later I also discovered a lesser known series by Blyton which was The Five Find Outers and Dog. I was obsessed with this series- it’s like The Famous Five but with more layers including a hilarious policeman who was terrible at his job.
2. Stacey Gregg
Stacy Gregg is the author of all things horses and from what I remember I never read her books in order. When I was younger, I never seemed to grasp the concept of reading the first book in the series, well, first. I just seemed to read whatever came my way. Gregg’s Pony Club Secrets was the first work of hers that I read but I proceeded to read many more after that. I just loved the horses and the friendships and the competitions. I can even remember writing to Stacey Gregg and being over the moon to discover she had replied.
3. R.L Stine
In my primary school we did silent reading every single morning (how good is that!?) and this is where my friend and I discovered the Goosebumps books. Our classroom library had loads and loads of Goosebumps books but I can assure you I devoured them pretty quickly. My friend and I had a little routine; as soon as one of us finished a book we would immediately pass it over to the other. My favourite Goosebumps book was without a doubt Lets Get Invisible! It was about a group of friends who find a mirror which can make them invisible but the longer the invisibility lasts, the harder it is to become visible again.
So there you have it. Just some of the authors I read and loved throughout my childhood. Did you read any of these as a child? Let me know, down below!