What was the book that turned you into a reader?What was the book that turned you into a reader? Hayle #questionnaire
The first one and everyone after.
My aunt read to me as a child every night. Also, during the day. There were many books I was fond of as a child and want to read to my children someday when I have them. Some of my favorite early books were Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad series, The Bernstein Bears and the Madeline series, along with many others.
Little House in the Big Woods
“why evolution is true” for Jerry A. Coyne.
Shadow of the Dragon book duology
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Five go to Mystery Moor by Enid Blyton.
Little Women! My mom read it to me as a child, then I read it when I could first begin to read! ?
The diary of Anne Frank and The little Prince
Harold and the purple crayon, where the wild things are, winnie the pooh, the ghostly trio,amelia bedilia,
Little Women and Black Beauty
The Ramona Quimby series
the green mile
Mariel of Redwall
The Junie B. Jones series from my youth!
The thorn birds ?
1001 Tales of the Arabian Nights.
I have no idea… I’ve just always read. Far back as I can remember.
I was always one. It runs in the family.
my mom told me that I was the only one in the family who loves reading. it all started with the book “the crow and the fox”.i used to go to the reading corner at my kindergarten and pick that, book
Anne of Green Gables
Are you there God, it’s me Margaret.
So I was introduced to books at a very young age, the Mr Men range and Enid Blyton were my favourites. But Anne of Green Gables and Judy Bloom led me to becoming known as a bookworm, I used to read everywhere from age 12, even on the beach.
The Boxcar Children
Twilight.. before that i did a little reading mostly bernard cornwell after it opened me up to other books and I became reading obsessed
It actually started with Archie comic books
Mrs. Gaddy and the Crow. I read the shit out of that book when I was a kid and remember actively looking for it during trips to the library. That book is hilarious, and remains a favorite to this day.
Star Surgeon by Nourse.
It was a sci-if book I read when I was 9 years old. It jump started my love of reading and of sci-if.
Some weird old childrens book about an out of control popcorn machine. It was a pop up and fantastic and I was obsessed from then on haha.
Charlie Brown and snoopy books
Wipneus en Pim
My neighbors Harliquine books. First novel I read was “Flame and the Flower ” by Kathleen Woodwise.
Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series!! 🙂
oh hell, reaching that far back (ive been a reader since 3) dr seuss and shel silverstein
Harry Potter lead me to Hunger Games, but fifty shades led me to my obsession with reading! ❤️?
I think for me it was just my parents and older sister reading to me! I remember always asking my sister to read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to me from our big Roald Dahl Treasury book!
My mom and dad. They were always reading and it was like a treat
to go to Walden Books and get a book. My mom never said “no” at the bookstore.
The Water Babies
@Paula I even called my eldest Julian after Julian in famous 5
@Val didn’t go that far!!! My mum taught me to read by the time I was 4 using Peter/Jane and Janet/John books and I soon progressed onto Enid Blyton. It was the greatest gift she has ever given me!
Wasn’t a particular book, instead was a teacher.
Most of Malgorzata Musierowicz books by well known polish author
I think it was the Enid blytons at school, Famous fives, the terms at St. Clare’s, Mallory towers… ya those made me realize how much I love to escape into the worlds created by the authors. From then on there was no looking back?
Famous 5 also
Twilight Series xx
Haha, no laughing….., twilight
Crime and Punishment. My mind was blown (I was 16) and I still think about that book.
I remember my dad used to sit outside my bedroom and my brothers (we are only 1 year apart) and read Rupert Bear annuals to us, I remember reading matilda a lot when I was young, but I think mainly it was the Secret Circle trilogy by Lj Smith I absolutely adored those books and took them out of the school library as much as possible… The older I’ve gotten the more I read, the more I read the more I want to read 🙂
John Irving – Cider house rules
Dad reading Mr pink whistle and the wishing chair
The Faraway Tree and Thw Wishing Chair collection. I got the Enid Blyton bug, i then read all The Secret Seven, The Famous Five and as many of her books i could fine. I still have some of my old Enid Blyton books for my children.
Famous five. The wishing chair and anything that had pages ?
Junie B Jones?
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Sweet Valley Twins or Saddleclub 🙂
can’t really remember it was so long ago. I read a lot of Enid Blyton as a child. A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell and The Silversmith’s Wife by Sophia Tobin were what got me back into reading as an adult
Noddy! Have to say it was a very long time ago!!
“The Doll People” by Ann M. Martin…quite awhile ago. XD
R.L. stines fear street
Sweet Valley High & Judy Blume
My mother taught me to read with this book and that was all it took. I’ve loved books since the very beginning..
The merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
Stig of the dump.i was about 7 or8.my first real book.
Wizard of Oz my first chapter book
Coma, Robin Cook
Little women…also my first tattoo
Cherry Ames and My Secret Garden.
It was Chakravarty Ramgopalachari’s Mahabharat and Ramayan.
But what bring me in reading density were detective novels. But the name of the first one I am unable to recall..
No one book. Have loved to read since I learned that letters make words and words make sentences
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (the chronicles of Narnia)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar ? – I was little when I discovered the love of books!
From the mixed up files! ?
Before I go to sleep
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce.
Golden Books the Poky Little Puppy
The Hunger Games
Garth Williams Baby Animals, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and many more. Thanks Mom, for always taking the time to read to me.
That’s the book that got me back into reading as an adult.
Heidi and Nancy Drew as a child, then Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Rebecca, and Agatha Christie mysteries.
I don’t remember what book. But the author was Beverly Lewis
The Junie B Jones as a kid
How to make friends
I was always a reader so it was never just one book.
Probably Nancy Drew
I had always been a reader but at age 8: the cradle will fall by MHC got me hooked.
Famous Five, Enid Blyton.
The Outsiders, by Hinton
It wasn’t “a” book. I read a lot as a kid, but in 2nd grade my family moved and I didn’t know a soul in class. I was too shy to make friends. But my teacher noticed me, and she learned I liked to read. She took me to the library and we checked out a stack of books. For ME to read. I had t really ever felt so important and excited and cared about at school before.
I don’t remember the book titles. So I say this beautiful person turned me into a reader ?
Oliver Twist and Heidi
I don’t actually remember, I’ve always loved books. The earliest book I do remember reading is The Worst Witch
House of Night Series by P.C. Cast
Sweet valley Twins
I couldn’t tell ya I just remember always having a book in hand all the way back to early elementary
What turned me into a reader was learning to read!
Always a reader. Could read very well by 4 and never stopped.
I don’t know what it was called. But I can remember what it looked like. I was quite young. The library at the school I went to had these little hard cover orange books and they were about Bear. Loved then. I tried to take them out of the library more than once but my teacher wouldn’t let me. ? Loved them.
My Mum taught me to read when I was 4 and I have never stopped.
That’s me too!
The Magic Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton
The first adult book I ever read was Gone With the Wind and I was hooked. I’d enjoyed Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High, S.E. Hinton, and a bunch of others as a kid.
the stand by Stephen King
The Children of Cherry Tree Farm by Enid Blyton. I was slow to start reading, possibly because the adventures of Janet, John & Pat the dog didn’t inspire me too much. Once I’d worked it out though, I read that book and never looked back.
There were also a series of reading books at school, about a boy who had a cat that made him invisible. I absolutely loved them and raced through them.
Then secret seven followed
Afterwards it was Harry Potter, JK Rowling
The world of fantasy swallowed me at the age of four and I enjoyed living there
A wrinkle in time
Charlotte’s Web by E.B White.
Well, no book, I’ve always loved to read, but I can tell you what book turned me into a writer, Farhenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Narnia and Goosebumps
Gone with the Wind, I read it in jr high and have been a reader ever since!
Don’t know was always holding a book. The little clothe kind in my playpen in the 50’s my mom said I would stare at the pictures all the time never put them in my mouth. Also said I would cry if she took them out of my view
Fairy Tales about age 7…74yrs ago
Babysitters club as a child 🙂
Danny the Dinosaur the first book I remember reading in English and it was from the library when I discovered this great idea I was there all the time?
Not a book ‘book’, but Archie comics turned me into an avid reader. My cousin, @Sherry, would read the comics to me until one day I was sight reading the comics. I didn’t let anyone know right away because I so enjoyed Sherry and my mom reading to me!
Richard Scarey or Cinderella (i started young)
“What is the meaning of life?” When i was in my teenage days, the problems of my classmates are trendy clothes, lovelife, new gadgets etc. But my problem was really, what is the meaning of life? Then i found a book that explains what i was concerning about. Haha!
The boxcar Children
Josie~I seriously don’t know. My mom though! She loves going to yard sales! To get me to go with her she would always buy me something….anything…
usually ended up being books. When everyone my age was reading Sweet Valley, Baby Sitters Club…I was reading Danielle Steel ?
the all american girl collection, babysitters club , sleepover friends and ronald dahl books .
There were 3 series that started my hunger for books. Sweet Valley High, Harry Potter, and the Dear America/ Royal Diaries books.
Call of the Wild by Jack London.