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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Most Checked Out Books

Recently came across this article in Mental Floss:

New York Public Library's 10 Most Checked Out Books of All Times.

  1. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats // 485,583
  1. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss // 469,650
  1. 1984 by George Orwell // 441,770
  1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak // 436,016
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee // 422,912
  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White // 337,948
  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury // 316,404
  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie // 284,524
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling // 231,022
The library is celebrating their 125th anniversary and this compilation is the post popular books that have been checked out of their system.  When I first read the article I was not even thinking that children's books would dominate the list, but they do.

How many of these books have you read?  I must admit I haven't read Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451".  May just have to do that.


Terra said...

Many of these are children's books, and I have read most of them. Kind of a surprising list.

Tom said...

...I've read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats many times to my kids and grandkids.

Fun60 said...

I am also surprised by the list and delighted that I have read a number of them.

Kay said...

I've read all except #8. I guess I still don't know how to influence people. What was #9?

Anvilcloud said...

How neat to see The Snowy Day and first too. I used to read it to the kids. I may have read it to the grands, but that is short term memory, so I can't say for sure. :)

Cynthia said...

I saw this, too. I was thinking it would have been more interesting if they had a category for children’s books and another for adults.

Bonnie K said...

I've read them all except the Snowy Day. A very interesting list. Thanks for sharing. It gave me something to think about.

doodles n daydreams said...

Sorry to say I have only read three of them.

Stewart M said...

6/10 - I wonder what the list for Australia would be like - strange but I have not even heard of The Snowy Day!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I have read but two, and like Stewart above I am unfamiliar with "The Snowy Day."

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