“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss
I like to read — but I think you knew that. 😉
I also like checking out lists. If you do, too, here is one you might enjoy. Scholastic believes you are what you read. They compiled a list of sixty-four most-liked books, and even though these are included in the adult books list, a few are children’s books. You will notice that some on this list are complete sets and a few of those in the sets are also listed as single books.
- To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee
- The Hunger Games – by Suzanne Collins
- Harry Potter Boxed Set – by J. K. Rowling
- Pride and Prejudice – by Jane Austen
- The Giving Tree – by Shel Silverstein
- Charlotte’s Web – by E. B. White; Garth Williams (Illustrator)
- The Bible – “unknown”
- The Diary of Anne Frank – by Anne Frank
- The Giver – by Lois Lowry
- The Great Gatsby – by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Harry Potter and The Sorcerer – by J. K. Rowling
- Twilight – by Stephenie Meyer
- Gone With The Wind – by Margaret Mitchell
- A Wrinkle In Time – by Madeleine L’Engle
- The Catcher In The Rye – by J. D. Salinger
- The Help – by Kathryn Stockett
- The Lord of The Rings – by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Jane Eyre – by Charlotte Brontë
- The Hobbit – by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Outsiders – by S. E. Hinton
- Where The Sidewalk Ends – by Shel Silverstein
- Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – by by J. K. Rowling
- Catching Fire – by Suzanne Collins
- The Secret Garden – by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Green Eggs And Ham – by Dr. Seuss
- Where The Red Fern Grows – by Wilson Rawls
- Where The Wild Things Are – by Maurice Sendak
- The Twilight Saga Collection – by Stephenie Meyer
- Anne of Green Gables – by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Of Mice and Men – by John Steinbeck
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – by C.S. Lewis
- Wuthering Heights – by Emily Bronte
- The Book Thief – by Markus Zusak
- Mockingjay – by Suzanne Collins
- The Kite Runner – by Khaled Hosseini
- 1984 – by George Orwell
- Love You Forever – by Robert N. Munsch; Sheila McGraw (Illustrator)
- A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – by Betty Smith
- Fahrenheit 451 – by Ray Bradbury
- The Little Prince – by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Illustrator); Katherine Woods (Translator)
- Nancy Drew series – by Carolyn Keene
- Night – by Elie Weisel
- Lord of the Flies – by William Golding
- The Chronicles of Narnia complete collection – by C. S. Lewis
- Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass – by Lewis Carroll
- Eat, Pray, Love – by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – by J. K. Rowling
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy – by Douglas Adams
- Little House on the Prairie – by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – by J. K. Rowling
- The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho
- Eclipse – by Stephenie Meyer
- Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – by Dr. Seuss
- Matilda – by Roald Dahl
- The Shack – by William P. Young
- New Moon – by Stephenie Meyer
- Breaking Dawn – by Stephenie Meyer
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven – by Mitch Albom
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – by J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – by J.K. Rowling
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
- Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret – by Judy Blume
- The Stand – by Stephen King
How many on the list were you able to check off? Are your favourites on there; if not, what would you add? Are any of these books on your to-be-read list?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂
I have read 31 of these books. Some of my favourites are there but missing are the other Jane Austen novels, all of which are on my list of favourites. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Darlene. Having completed less than that I have some serious reading to do!
These are all great, but I’d have to have the Percy Jackson books at the top of my list.
Percy Jackson as authored by Rick Riordan? I have the Lightning Thief but have not read it yet. I must do that soon!
Great list. I see a lot of favorites and will have to try some of the ones I haven’t read that are on your list. I’d trade in the Twilight series for A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords, Feast for Crows, & Dance of Dragons) which would be very close to the top of my list. I’d also add some of Mark Twain’s books…A Connecticut Yankee and the Prince & the Pauper.
Welcome to my blog, Karen.
The books you mentioned look very good; thanks for introducing them. Mark Twain seems always a good choice.
Great list. I’ve read 28 of these. I see a lot of familiar titles I still haven’t gotten to: Catcher in the Rye, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Giver – these are all on my TBR list.
Good to see you, Ruth.
I have a copy of Catcher in the Rye but still haven’t read it. So many books …
Some of the books on the list I like/love and others I want to read and others not so much (like the Twilight series). Thanks for sharing the list!
Thanks for your input, Erik.
I’ve read 11 on the list. My favourite book mentioned is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” I feel like I’ve read it all my life, first for myself and then to my kids. One of my all time favourites was the DaVinci Code. I couldn’t put it down once I started. I think I read it in five days; a record for me with a book that long.
It’s interesting the differences in people’s reading lists, but that’s what gives us such a wide variety from which to choose. One of your all-time favourites is not one on my list at all. The long one I like is War and Peace, although – because I’m taking my time reading it – I haven’t finished it yet.
Thanks for your comment, Diane.
I’ve read 10 on your list. I’m glad you included, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” I love Mitch’s books!
Nice to see you, Laura. I have not read his books; perhaps I should look for them.
Thanks for adding to this.