Day 22: Books for Girls

We’re partial to girl books around here.  Poor Jerm is totally outnumbered and he doesn’t have much time to read these days, anyway.  Here are a few that make the list of favorite girly books:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Well duh.  What kind of list of girl list would this be if Little Women wasn’t on it?

Eight Cousins/Rose in Bloom, also by Louisa May Alcott

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My personal favorites of Louisa May Alcott.

Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare

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Although The Witch of Blackbird Pond is my favorite book of Elizabeth George Speare’s, I liked Calico Captive enough to read it five or six times growing up.

 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

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This is another book my mom read aloud to me (and my siblings) so it’s kind of a nostalgic pick, but it’s a fascinating story, too.

The Nancy Drew series (the original books) by Carolyn Keene

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Although I read the newer books too, it’s the old books that I want my girls to read in a few years.  Loved them and desperately wish I had kept the copies from my childhood.

Do you have any favorite girls books?  I’m always on the lookout for read-alouds!

See the rest of this series here.

One thought on “Day 22: Books for Girls”

  1. I still have my childhood copy of “Little Women”. I need to read the other 2 you mentioned by Alcott. Just re-read the “Island of the Blue Dolphins” and was glad it was based on a true story. 🙂 That always makes me happy. I have the follow-up book “Zia” that I haven’t gotten very far with. (yard sale treasures) I will have to watch for “Calico Captive”. I forgot about that one.

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