Reading List: 27 years old

27 years ago, during the summer of 1980, I read 100 books for the local library reading club.
I found the list going through some boxes tonight.

I know, this is insane, but here’s the list of 100 books. These are the books I read the summer after fifth grade, in order. I think the list may say more about the 11 year old I was than I would want to say, but the scary thing is, I don’t think I’ve changed much.

Doris Gates – Blue Willow
Stewart Graf and Polly Anne Graf – Helen Keller
Judy Blume – Blubber
Jean Craighead George – My Side of the Mountain
Judy Blume – Iggie’s House
Agatha Christie – Curtain
Judy Blume – Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret
Ellen Raskin – The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean, Noel)
Betty MacDonald – Hello, Mrs Piggle Wiggle
Jean Lee Latham – This Dear Bought Land
Betty MacDonald – Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Marguerite Kohl and Frederica Young – More Jokes for Children
Joseph Rosenbloom – The Gigantic Joke Book
Helen Hoke – The Big Book of Jokes
Jack Stokes – 107 3/4 Elephant Jokes
Phillip Orso Steinberg – You and Your Pet Dogs
Lilo Hess – A Puppy for You
Lilo Hess – Life Begins for Puppies
Syd Hoff – Syd Hoff’s Joke Book
Charlotte Baker – ABC of Dog Care for Young Owners
Seymour Simon – Discovering what Puppies Do
Cynthia Overbeck – Tippy the Fox Terrier
Margaret Davidson – Seven True Dog Stories
MacDonald Educational – The Dog Family
Jane Sarnoff and Reynold Ruffins – The Monster Riddle Book
Lynn Hall – Barry the Bravest St. Bernard
Thomas Rockwell – How to Eat Fried Worms
Syd Hoff – How to Make Up Jokes
William Gerler – Riddles, Jokes, and Other Things
Rose Wyler – Professor Egghead’s Best Riddles
Charles Keller and Richard Baker – The Star-Spangled Banana
Marcia Leonard – Cricket’s Jokes, Riddles and Other Stuff
Gyles Brandreth – The Biggest Tongue Twister Book
Frances Chrystie – Riddle Me This
EB White – Charlotte’s Web
Wilfrid Bronson – Dogs: Best Breeds for Young People
Gyles Brandreth – Brain Teasers and Mind Benders
Carl Withers and Sula Benet – American Riddle Book
Maria Leach – Riddle Me, Riddle Me, Ree
Rose Wyler and Eva Lee Baird – Nutty Number Riddles
EB White – Stuart Little
MV Carey – The Mystery of the Invisible Dog
Noelle Sterne – Tyrannosaurus Wrecks
William Cole – Knock Knocks
Joseph Rosenbloom – Doctor Knock Knocks Official Knock Knock Dictionary
William Gerler – A Pack of Riddles
Roy Doty – Gunga, Your Din Din is Ready
Franklin Dixon – The Secret Agent of Flight 101 (Hardy Boys)
Roy Doty – Puns, Gags, Quips and Riddles
Jay Bennett – The Birthday Murderer: A Mystery
William Cole – Knock Knocks You’ve Never Heard Before
William Wiesner – How Silly Can You Be?
Charles Keller – Giggle Puss Pet Jokes for Kids
Charles Keller – More Ball Point Bananas
Barbara Walker – Laughing Together
Marguerite Kohl and Frederica Young –Jokes for Children
Franklin Dixon – The Missing Chums
Franklin Dixon – The Haunted Fort
Marion Meade – The Little Book of Big Bad Jokes
William Cole – Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls
Franklin Dixon – The Mystery of Cabin Island
Franklin Dixon – The Melted Coins
Franklin Dixon – The Secret of the Caves
Lillian Morrison – Black Within and Red Without
William Arden – The Mystery of The Dead Man’s Riddle
Lloyd Alexander – The Cat Who Wished to be a Man
Roy Doty – Pinocchio was Nosey
Sonny Fox – Jokes and Tips for the Joke Teller
Rudyard Kipling – How the Leopard Got his Spots
Roy Doty – Qs and Weird Os
James Haskins – Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron
AA Milne – House at Pooh Corner
Wilson Rawls – Summer of the Monkey
AA Milne – Winnie the Pooh
Sheila Burnford – The Incredible Journey
Ellen Tarry and Marie Hall Ets – My Dog Rinty
Elizabeth Coatsworth – The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Franklin Dixon – The Hidden Harbor Mystery
Franklin Dixon – The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
Franklin Dixon – The Mystery at Devil’s Paw
Franklin Dixon – The Tower Treasure
Franklin Dixon – Danger on Vampire Trail
Franklin Dixon – Hunting for Hidden Gold
Franklin Dixon – The Witchmaster’s Key
Ernest Foster – Abraham Lincoln
Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories
Allan Ahlberg – The Old Joke Book
Patricia Lauber – Clarence Goes to Town
Jacqueline Jackson – The Endless Pavement
George Selden – Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy
Franklin Dixon – The Masked Monkey
Franklin Dixon – The Secret Panel
Franklin Dixon – The Shattered Helmet
Franklin Dixon – What Happened at Midnight
Franklin Dixon – The Phantom Freighter
Dick De Bartolo – A Mad Look at TV
Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express
Frank Baum – The Land of Oz
Franklin Dixon – The Yellow Feather Mystery
Franklin Dixon – The Secret of Skull Mountain

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