Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Sunday Book Club - A Walk Down Memory Lane

Come Sunday afternoon a group of bibliophiles patiently assemble at their desktops, laptops and/or mobiles to discuss and debate on books courtesy The Sunday Book Club #TSBC on Twitter for an hour. Well, today’s topic was on children’s books – what kind of books would they like, which books do we remember having read as children, whose responsibility is it to ensure that a child reads, etc.

One of the advantages of such a discussion is the number of books one comes to know about. One can always make a note of it for posterity and hope to read at least some, if not all, of these in the future. Well, I have compiled just such a list arising out of today’s discussions. I have only mentioned the name of the book and/or the author below; the Twitter handle of the person who recommended the book has been skipped.

1. Matilda by Roald Dahl

2. Tintin comics

3. Mr. Pink Whistle

4. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

5. Babar Comes to America

6. Tinkle

7. All books of Enid Blyton – The Mystery of the Strange Messages, The Faraway Tree Series

8. Noddy series

9. Rat a tat tat & Dunno’s Adventures – Nikolai Nosov

10. Harry Potter series

11. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson

12. Asterix comics

13. Arabian Nights

14. Famous Five

15. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

16. Chacha Chaudhary

17. Pinky

18. Chandamama

19. Target

20. Champak

21. Phantom comics

22. Aesop’s Fables

23. Hardy Boys

24. The Bobbsey Twins

25. The Three Investigators

26. Jungle Book

27. Malgudi Days

28. Little Women

29. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

30. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

31. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

32. Alice In Wonderland

33. Gulliver’s Travels

34. Wizard Of Oz

35. Akbar & Birbal

36. Lord Of The Rings

37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

38. Tom Sawyer

39. Angry Maushi by Abhijit Kini

40. Jataka Tales

41. Panchatantra

42. Catcher in The Rye

43. The Alchemist

44. The Diary of Anne Frank

45. Charlotte’s Web

46. Growing Up in Pandupur by Chatura Rao

47. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

48. Books of Ruskin Bond

49. Around the World in 80 Days

50. Feluda detective novels by Satyajit Ray

51. Robot Short Stories of Issac Asimov

Alas, an hour comes to an end too soon! But, at the end of it, you have so many recommendations which will last through the coming week. And then there's Sunday again and with it #TSBC :)

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