HERE’S THE LIST: FIRST BOOKS READERS TRULY LOVED

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FROM READERS: THE FIRST BOOK YOU TRULY LOVED

Thank you readers for your fantastic response to the post : Do You Remember the First Book You Truly Loved? Here’s what you had to say.

Boxcar Children received the most mentions by a clear margin.
Charlotte’s Web and Winnie-The-Pooh tied for second place among responders.
And:
Willie Mouse
The Secret Garden
Gone With the Wind
Big Red: The Story of a Champion Irish Setter
Heidi
Katy Did
Anne of Green Gables
Misty of Chincoteaque
Stuart Little
Hobbit
The Little Colonel Series
When You and I Were Young

Click on replies at the top of the page and you can see readers’ comments. There were also many interesting and fun Facebook comments. Some of us dreamed of living in another world, as most readers do. One reader named a child after the favorite book, albeit with a different spelling. Some readers named multiple books, thinking of first one and then another. One reader referred to her “horse-crazy stage.” Many of us shared that time whether we admit it or not. Another reader spoke of reading “over and over and over again!” Another posted a long quote from Winnie the Pooh. I loved them all! This post was a lot of fun. Thanks so much.

It’s not too late to add your favorite via comments or Facebook. I’ll keep a running tab.

3 thoughts on “HERE’S THE LIST: FIRST BOOKS READERS TRULY LOVED

  1. Reta Dahlen

    I just finished reading two books which my fifth grade, grandson recommended. They might just be his favorite first books: Touching Spirit Bear and the Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. I liked them so much that I’m going to look for other books by the same author.

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  2. PauletteMitchellLein@comcast.net Post author

    Good to hear from you. I also liked Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames. It’s fun to think back over some of those titles.

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  3. Bonne Hall

    Going back even more… How about The Bobbsey Twins (not acceptable today), The Secret Garden, The Boxcar Children ,The Heavens to Betsey Series and all of the Orange covered Biographies!!!! I was a voracious reader and also loved the Nancy Drew Mysteries and The Cherry Ames nurse series….

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