Which Book Is #1?

Last week, my husband sent me an article about the Brooklyn Public Library celebrating it’s 125th anniversary. In celebration they took stock of the 125 most borrowed books. Not surprisingly, #1 was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. That is consistently one of my favorite books!

Here are the top ten most checked out books in the library’s history.

1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

2. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

3. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess

4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

5. Are You My Mother by PD Eastman

6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

7. Naruto Volume 1 by Masashi Kishimoto

8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

9. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

How many of them have you read? I’ve read all of them except Naruto which I have now requested from the library.

It’s no surprise that so many books in the top ten are older. But when you get past the top 20 you find more and more newer books. There are more graphic novels but there are also novels including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling, Wonder by RJ Palacio, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, and Kittens’ First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.

I’m really tempted to make a point of reading through this list because I have to admit that there are fair number I’ve not read. But first, I am using it as a Christmas shopping list for my young cousins, niece and nephew. Click here to check out the full list.