Well, I try and read to my kids every night. We read A Monster at the End of This Book not to long ago. That was a book I read as a child. Also the book Chrysanthemum was something I read a lot as a child.
I recently read Roald Dahl's "Danny the Champion of the Word" again. I love the inventive details in this story. The part where Danny and his father sew up the raisins is genius!
I think it was either the Harry Potter books or one of my Goosebump books. Both were highly influential in shaping my favored genres. I can always pick a random page and just start reading.
I recently reread the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce! They were always some of my favorite books in my childhood because the main character has the same name as my sister.
I remember bringing Love You Forever to a writing class once. I think we had an assignment to bring in a children's book we remember from when we were kids. It's such an interesting book to read at different times in your life because I feel like it connects to so many different age groups (even if it's heart-breaking)
My kids are really starting to get into reading books now, especially as my son is in Kindergarten and wants to read everything in sight! His grandmother bought him a subscription to Dr. Seuss books so every month we get a new installment of 3-4 books plus a few holiday specials like a calendar and a book about holidays (most recently). These books all make me think of my own experience with Seuss, though I had one big blue Seuss anthology in hardback. The one story I loved most was _Yertle the Turtle_. My dad read that one to me so many times he _still_ has it memorized.
I have a love of Winnie the Pooh and recently read some of the original stories by A.A. Milne with the original pictures. The book I have has all the stories and is hardcover. It is a gem!
' Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte. The book really has a spine chilling mystery created through the character Heathcliff. There is an element of suspense in the characters itself. The dialogues help the readers probe into the characters' minds
When I was a kid I was obsessed with the Nancy Drew books. I don't exactly revisit them as much as I sometimes pick my favorites off my bookshelf and flip through them nostalgically.
The Warrior series by Erin Hunter! If you haven't read it, think Lord of the Flies, but with cats. I was recently cleaning out my bedroom when I founs these and it reminded me of how expansive a universe this series holds as well as the depth to some of the characters and the plot as well! Will forever have a love for this series.
Harry Potter was the most recent, but I think I want to revisit Ella Enchanted. That was one f my favorites as a kid
Redwall! I tried to read it with my first-grader but the vocabulary is beyond him just now. After he gave up and went to find some Dr. Seuss, I picked up Redwall for myself!
I recently reread Little Women for the first time since I was in middle school. I also frequently reread my collections of Zits comics, especially when I need my dose of snark.
Ok, dont laugh. Harold and the Purple Crayon. That was the first book I can think of that really got me into exploring my mind. Harold created as he pleased. That's why I got into writing. I am able to create as I please.
Hansel and Gretel is a classic and there is a lot to learn from the story.
This is might be REALLY cheesy, but Percy Jackson. I read it when I was entering 6th grade. The time period of pimples, periods and figuring out how to curse using the word "heck". For me, this book was the perfect blend of sarcasm and adventure. A must read.
Basically I work a lot with recounts of fairy tales. But annually I have to reread The Little Mermaid. Yes, annually!
I´m now an uncle! I read to my two-year old niece Blueberries for Sal. Apart from this, I discovered that Calvin and Hobbes is available in Spanish! I leafed through that in a bookstore in Colombia.
Harry Potter! I’m now re-obsessed... down the rabbit hole I go again. I’m a Slytherin forever, even when I’ve forgotten my roots :)
Anne of Green Gables!