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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Books that are remembered. Any on your list?

by Kitty Griffin

Facebook recently conducted a survey on “Books that have stayed with us.” They received over 130,000 responses.

Here are the top 20 books. Please note how many of them are children’s books. Note how many were required reading in high school.

     Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
The Holy Bible
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1984 by George Orwell
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Stand by Stephen King
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

So what surprises you? I was surprised at number one being Harry Potter. I was also surprised to see Hunger Games, a book that's fairly recent, on the list.

If you were to go into space and you could only take ten books, would any of these be on  your list?

How many have you read?

1 comment:

  1. Hitchhiker isn't my genre--and I admit never doing more than skim Deuteronomy and some of the Prophets.

    Other books that stick with me--I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith); Lolita (Nabakov); In This House of Brede (Godden); and (because I can never get tired of experiencing its perfect voice, pace, concept, and structure) Rosemary's Baby (Levin).