The first book you remember reading #booksamillion

The first book you remember reading

What is the first book you remember reading – As Guardian books are approaching one million followers, they are asking the question.

The first book you remember reading

From our own point of view its very interesting to see the tweets about your first book that you can remember or your favorite classic book.  Its very hard to choose your favorite classic book I would image with so many greats to choose from.

Can you remember reading your first book, it seems that lots of people can, its a very memorable experience – another reason that we must get the cool back into reading for our children.

Here are some of the tweets from the hashtag #bookamillion

There are some great ones here

  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Burglar Bill – Janel & Allan Ahlberg (Great children’s authors)
  • Bears in the night – Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • The elves and the shoemaker – by the Grimm Brothers (A Fabulous Fairy Tale)
  • Bramblyhedge Winter Story – Jill Barklem
  • Aesops Fables – a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller
  • The Folk in the Far Away Tree – Enid Blyton
  • The Story of Anne Frank – (Not a first but worth a mention)



What was your favorite classic book of all time?

Of course not including The Windsor Caper our favorite book of all time would have to be All But My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein which we tweeted of course But some of the tweets are great classics such as…


  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens Flush –
  • Virginia Wolf Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells
  • Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

We love your choices and will continue to watch and hopefully @Guardianbooks will soon reach one million followers.

Don’t forget to tweet The first book you remember reading!  Don’t forget the hashtag #booksamillion

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