AARP Facebook Fans Remember Their Summer Reads
We asked AARP Facebook followers to reminisce about the books they devoured as kids.
- Many, like Christina Hutcheson Carson, remembered the Nancy Drew series. "We had a Bookmobile that drove up to our school … Couldn't wait to get my hands on Nancy Drew."
- Carol Blum read Nancy Drew, too, but also a popular series about nurse Cherry Ames.
- Karen Carlson White was among several who recalled The Secret Garden, the Louisa May Alcott books, and The Little House on the Prairie series.
- Suzanne MacEwen added "The Bobbsey Twins series," and "every fairy tale I could get my hands on!"
- Dave Morris recalled The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Cross and the Switchblade and Great Expectations.
- Lisa Schielke said, "Every Pippi Longstocking book."
- Amy Richardson Mabry thinks fondly of Summer at Buckhorn because it "was read to us by our mom every summer."
- Who could forget Lassie Come-Home? Not Diane Sliger.
- And who could forgetThe Red Pony? Not Kathleen Katz.
- Frances Hollifield Wilson reminded us of Raggedy Ann and Andy stories.
- Rickey Garrett recalled The Borrowers and To Kill a Mockingbird.
- Sherry Goodman Hughes must have read nonstop as she included Rifles for Watie, Red Sky at Morning, Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones and Abraham Lincoln biographies.
- Charlotte Grace Gibson remembered The Pilgrim's Progress.
- Pat Norton-White added The Black Stallion to our list.
- Tim Loftus added The Lucky Starr series by Isaac Asimov.
Austin O'Connor writes on entertainment and lifestyle topics for AARP Media.
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