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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.