Ten Books I’m Thankful That My Mom Read to Me


My mom read to me pretty much every night until I was like thirteen. That’s a lot of books. I couldn’t read until  I was in the nine/ten zone. Looking back, I feel like there was a big potential for me to hate books. But I think my mom reading to me and my sister saved me from that fate. Tomorrow, I’m leaving the city to spend Thanksgiving with my mom. I’m very grateful to her for reading to me, and here are some books I’m grateful she read to me. Thanks Mom!

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!


21 thoughts on “Ten Books I’m Thankful That My Mom Read to Me

  1. I remember my mom reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to me as well! I also loved My Evil Twin by Thomas McKean, Ghost Train, and of course Harry Potter.

  2. Oh, my Gosh, my mom read to for like forever as well. I remember her reading Jurassic Park to us and I think that I might have been in eighth grade at that point. It definitely made me who I am. I think our mothers had similar book tastes as well!

  3. I’ve never read “Ballet Shoes,” but the British film adaptation is beautiful, so I’ve no doubt the book is as well. Someday I’ll have to pick it up. 🙂

  4. I begged for the boxset of the Little House on the Prarie books when I was in grade school. I remember reading about half of them. I don’t remember why I never finished the series, and I don’t know what happened to them.

    I also remember A Wrinkle in Time being one of those required reading books in Middle school. I was a really slow reader back then, kind of still am, so I never finished it. What I remember from the book is that it was really weird and a little confusing.

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  5. This is a great take on the theme this week! I wish I could remember more stories that were read to me but I think my parents just stopped when I could do it on my own. I did get to share the love of some books with my dad, but it’s not quite the same.

    1. I think me being such a late reader kept my mom reading to us for a lot longer and then we all just really liked it. On the flip side I’ve been such a brat about reading some of my mom’s favorite books. As a teenager I would refuse, maybe just to be annoying.

      1. That’s funny. My husband had a similar experience to yours. He never enjoyed reading on his own so his family walked him through most of the children’s classics. My dad just set me free and my mom didn’t like going to bookstores so I was reading his King and Clancy books in middle school. I only got into YA a few years ago (already in my 30’s)

  6. I remember Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and loving that one. I think a teacher read it to us as a read-a-loud. I’m going to have to check several of these out and enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your mom read you some of my absolute favorite children’s books. You are so lucky to have such a strong reading influence in your life! ‘Ballet Shoes,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ and ‘The Little House’ books were all favorites for me growing up… but I loved almost all of these. I remember my dad sitting adn reading ‘The Hobbit’ to my older brother and I. It is one of my absolute favorite memories from growing up. I hope to give memories like this to my own children.

    I love your theme, thank you so much for sharing!


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