Books That Will Hook You Like Crack

Cynthia Dermody
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books that hooked you on reading

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What's your all-time favorite book? The one that hooked you on reading, that you come back to time and again and always find something new and amazing inside it?

For me, it's Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Ah, Catherine and Heathcliff. I first fell in love in high school, and again in college, and at least a dozen times afterward.

rileysmommy811 never liked reading as a kid, until one day in summer school she was told to complete All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark. The only reason she actually cracked it open was because class was so boring.

"I loved it!," says rileysmom, a member of The Book Club. "I finished the book a week before is was due."

Other moms in The Book Club share the books that hooked them on reading:

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls -- ashlyn2005

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller -- gamom_4

It by Stephen King -- theosgirl45

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer -- jrsmommie

Don't Die My Love by Lurlene McDaniel -- sharae

Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark -- LuvMyBrennaBean

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

The Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith -- cluelessme

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Babysitter's Club books by Ann M. Martin -- mandarose

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer or The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel -- norwegianwood

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton -- Shannonk530 

The Holy Bible -- HauntedStarr

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White -- mommyto3062008

Did you know that it's Children's Book Week? Go to to Book Week Online to find out which titles were selected in the Children's Choice Book Awards -- surely some of the classics above are on the list!

What book got you hooked on reading?

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