In honor of the Family Feud turning 36, we’re playing our own version with our HPB family. Are you ready to play?
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’ve surveyed 3,000 HPB bibliomaniacs to compile various Top 40 lists, and the top five answers from some of our most popular ones are on the board. Let’s play!
1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
2. Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austin
3. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
4. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
At Last, performed by Etta James
In Your Eyes, performed by Peter Gabriel
Unchained Melody, performed by the Righteous Brothers
Let’s Stay Together, performed by All Green
God Only Knows, performed by the Beach Boys
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
Skippyjon Jones, by Judy Schachner
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
What comic book hero do you cheer for?
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Lamb, by Christopher Moore
Good Omens, by Meil Gaiman & Terry Prachett
You can find these books, music and more at your local HPB. Don’t forget to continue to check out our “Favorite 40” lists each month as we continue to celebrate 40 years of loving books, and please sign our virtual birthday card to wish us a “Happy 40th.” It has been our pleasure to bring you the books and music you love, and we will continue to do so!
Are there any Top 40 lists you’d like to see us compile?