5 After 5, Childhood Book Series Edition

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 beautiful places you've been and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And if you've posted your own 5 After 5 list on your blog, I've turned this series into a link party - so be sure to get your own 5 things added below (or leave your answers in today's comments if you're not a blogger).  I loved reading everyone's comments from last week and I really can't wait to see what you share today!

List 5 Book Series That You Loved as a Child

Even though I could fill notebooks with the titles of books that I loved as a child, this week's list wasn't as difficult as I had feared.  That's because I kept changing the name of the list to make the pool of choices smaller and smaller.  

You'd better watch out - pretty soon I'll come up with a "5 Colors You'd Like to Paint Your Toenails When It's Sunny out and an Odd-Numbered Saturday" list!

1.  Nancy Drew


Thank goodness there were so many of these, because I could never get enough of them - and I owned quite a few, thanks to our library's annual book sale (at five cents a pop!).  Everyone is familiar with this gal detective, but I still feel like she's one of my special childhood friends. 


Not as many people are as familiar with this tomboy sleuth as they are with Nancy, but Trixie Belden was still tops for me - wait, do I hear that Bob White call outside my window right now?

3.  Cherry Ames

Until I wrote this post, I had no idea that there were 20 volumes following the life of this spunky nurse.  I'm too lazy to go dig out the box from the back of the closet that holds my copies, but I'm definitely interested in filling in the gaps in my collection when Gv gets old enough to read them - and if she's not interested, then you can bet I'll just be re-reading them myself!

4.  Sue Barton


It's hard to tell which nurse I loved more, but I definitely felt a special bond with fellow redhead Sue as she endured all of her training - and I'm pretty certain that I still have all seven titles from this series around here some place. 

5.  Little House on the Prairie

This is a series that I have already been able to share with the next generation - I would read Little House in the Big Woods to my class every year and enjoyed it each and every time!  I'm also planning to dive into these as Gv's first big read-alouds in a year or two.

For next week:

List 5 Things You Do Every Day

Whether it's a cup of coffee to jolt you awake first thing in the morning, or having some sort of OCD routine you must go through before leaving the house for work, what are five things that you do every single day?

What's your list?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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