Monday, August 06, 2007

"what book got you hooked" meme?

FirstBook polled a bunch of people on what book (or series) got them hooked on reading; here's the top fifty list. Just for fun, put a plus in front of those you remember reading (or being read) in your childhood, a minus in front of those you don't remember reading.

And which book got you hooked? The first serious book I remember reading is Black Beauty, which made the list, but I'm pretty sure I was already hooked by then.

(And does anyone really buy the inclusion of "the Bible?" Not that parts of it aren't a good read...)

+ Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
+ Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
+ Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
+ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
+ The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
+ Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
+ Go, Dog, Go! by P. D. Eastman
+ Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
+ Curious George by Margret and H. A. Rey
+ Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
+ The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper and Loren Long
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
+ Dick and Jane by William H. Elson
+ Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
- The Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope
+ To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
+ The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
+ The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
+ Heidi by Johanna Spyri
- The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
+ A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
- Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
- Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
+ Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
+ Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
+ Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
+ Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
+ One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
+ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
+ Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
- The Baby-sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
+ Horton Hears A Who by Dr. Seuss
+ Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
+ Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
+ Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs
- Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
- Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
+ The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
+ Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
+ The Bible
+ Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
+ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
+ Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary


Blogger Judy bligged...

I remember reading a lot of them, but can't remember if it was when I was a kid, or when my grown kids were kids. I think probably a lot of those books did not exist when I was a kid...

8/07/2007 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous bligged...

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A story of a horse and possibly one of the best-loved animal stories of all time. This novel will inspire young readers to be kind and compassionate to animals. It will teach young readers to treat everyone with kindness and respect.

I loved it and it's the greatest novel of all times of the greatest horse story ever told. I loved it :-)

10/04/2007 9:41 PM  

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