Little House on the PrairieLaura Ingalls Wilder books. I was floored. I had never really seen so many book without pictures before. I was a pretty steady reader by that time but it was mostly beginners book and ones with lots of pictures.
There were "pictures" in the Little House books but they weren't the pictures I was used too. I was intimidated by the length of each book and that no pictures. Can you tell the no pictures really threw me off?
I thought there was no way I was ever going to be able to read them all. Ever. It would take me the rest of me life to read that many books.
It didn't though. I started Little House in the Big Woods about a week after my birthday and finally finished the last book one month before my ninth birthday. I thought I was a rockstar. Every few years I would reread them when the fancy struck and it's been awhile since the last time I picked one up. Someday I hope that my daughter would like to read them as well. They are my "classics".