We’re now 10 days into Sep10ber, and already it’s proving to be a great month full of shared reading activity – there really is no better way to celebrate all the fun, power and positivity of Get Into Reading than to get along to one of the many groups currently running across the country every week. Don’t forget, you can keep voting throughout the month in our big birthday poll to find the ultimate book and poem of the past 10 years of Get Into Reading, as well as let us know about who your ideal reader would be.
As well as asking those big questions, we’re also marking Sep10ber by searching for some Perfect 10s – asking some reading-related questions centred around that all important number. Each week in Sep10ber, we’ll be giving you a new literary teaser to ponder.
What was your favourite book when you were 10?
So many to choose from, and there’s sure to be some brilliant and varied choices from across the generations. Perhaps you share the choice of The Savage author and The Reader Organisation patron David Almond, who was thrilled by the magic and adventure of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green.
(We’re quite sure that David’s new book, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, will prove to be a present and future favourite for many 10 year olds…)
Now that you’ve been inspired, we want to hear from you about the book you loved when you were 10. Take a trip back in time and then tell us all about your choices by leaving a comment below, tweeting us or posting on our Facebook wall throughout the week.
We had an overwhelming response to this question across Twitter and Facebook: you gave us enough books to fill a library more than fit for any 10 year old! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful memories with us, here are just a few selections:
Anne of Green Gables. I loved the feisty protagonist, Anne-Shirley, that L.M Montgomery created.
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield. I so wanted to be one of those Fossil girls.
Matilda by Roald Dahl. Read it numerous times and never got fed up. #Sep10ber
The Secret Garden: loved the idea of being away from adults and I have a memory of clearing away a tangle of weeds leaving bare soil from which anything was possible.