Recently came across this article in Mental Floss:
New York Public Library's 10 Most Checked Out Books of All Times.
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats // 485,583
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss // 469,650
- 1984 by George Orwell // 441,770
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak // 436,016
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee // 422,912
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White // 337,948
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury // 316,404
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie // 284,524
- 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.