Back in the day reading challenge

So, here is my challenge for this year. I was originally going to make this strictly Hardy Boys, but then I realized that I would never achieve this goal to read them all. So, I have altered my reading challenge. Feel free to join in this challenge and keep the fellow coffee nerds updated with what you are reading by posting in the comments. Here are the details to the challenge.

What is the challenge? To go back and read books from my past growing up. There are so many great books being written and published every single day that I have forgotten about the classics. Are they still as good now as they were back then when I read them? Time will tell.

Goal? To remember the books I read and to go back and read them. My goal is to complete at least one or two series and to try and read at least 25 classics from when I was growing up

Can I join? Sure, just think back to your past, check out or buy a book and then post to the comments of this post of what you read, what you liked/disliked, etc.

When does it start? Now. I have begun reading Beezus and Ramona to my children and just ordered book #1 of the original Hardy Boys

To check back to this post all you have to do is click the picture you see at the top of this post over in the sidebar. This will link you to this post so you don’t have to backtrack. Now, off to finish my TBR pile from the library so I can go back in time.

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6 thoughts on “Back in the day reading challenge

  1. I’m in!
    GREAT idea!

    I’ll be rereading The Littles series, Little House on the Prairie, Babysitter’s Club, Ramona books (Ramona Quimby Age 8 is my favorite), and VC Andrews (Flowers in the Attic)
    Fun!
    S. Cleveland

  2. I’ve started with my first book, The Littles by John Peterson. When I was in roughly 1st-2nd grades these were my favorite books, and I LOVED the cartoons. I truly believed that the Littles were real, and even lived in the walls of my house. My parents have pictures of me reading copies of The Littles, and even sitting by the vents in the hallway reading to them. (maybe if they find one of the pics I can show it to you) Don’t make fun of me for talking to my vents and walls as a child. I’m pretty sure there was some lead paint action in the house that may explain things…
    So, I’m rereading, and frankly, I’m already bored at Chapter 5, not even halfway into the book.
    Maybe my 6 year old will like it better.

  3. I am with you in regards to rereading books. I just blazed through the rest of Beezus and Ramona and found myself really struggling to read it on my own. Now, my kids like it read to them, but I honestly cannot stand Ramona. I am in the process of writing a review of the book where I will express my thoughts in greater detail. Maybe I should not read these books so they don’t lose their stock hold of my past.

  4. It’s funny how I used to feel like I connected with Ramona. I hope when I reread Ramona Quimby Age 8 I don’t dislike her!

    I forced myself to fly through the rest of The Littles. My daughter is reading it, and she likes it a lot. Must be the age.

    I’m onto some Amelia Bedelia books now. She cracks me up!

  5. I am with you in regards to rereading books. I just blazed through the rest of Beezus and Ramona and found myself really struggling to read it on my own. Now, my kids like it read to them, but I honestly cannot stand Ramona. I am in the process of writing a review of the book where I will express my thoughts in greater detail. Maybe I should not read these books so they don’t lose their stock hold of my past.