We absolutely love books in our house. From early ages, Brian and I both were immersed in literature, though very different types. While I spent my early days reading series like the Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High, he was into Box Car Children and Hardy Boys. As I went through college, I began to become a little more well-rounded in my reading picking up books by the Bronte sisters and Elizabeth Austin, even occasionally reading some non-fiction about topics of interest. But I still have fun with reading any series that comes out and becomes popular-I strongly insist on reading the book before the movie (which is why I still haven't seen Anna Karenina-been working on that one for years). I started a collection of Kurt Vonnegut books for Brian, but his tastes for reading are fairly broad, with a biography of T. Roosevelt, Galileo's Daughter and Candide as books of his that have made their way into our bookshelf.
Naturally, we have insisted on a fairly large library for our boys. Both for their pleasure and ours (since we are the ones doing the reading). Below are some links to some of our posts about books:
Four Year Old Post: Thomas the Tank Engine, Turkey Train, Locomotive, Freight Train, How to Catch a Train, I Love Trains, Choo Choo, Trains
Three Year Old Post: Little Critter Books, Knuffle Bunny, Cordoroy, Little Blue Truck, and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Z was Zapped, Little Kids Magazine
Two Year Old Post: Mike Mulligan, If you give a Mouse a Cookie, The Jet Alphabet, The Pigeon wants a Puppy, Go Dog Go, I Broke my Trunk, My Friend is Sad, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, A Color of His Own, Theodore and the Whale
One Year Old Post: Kitten's First Full Moon, Knuffle Bunny, Rhymes and Reasons, If
you Give a Moose a Muffin, Chicka Chicka Boom
Corduroy's Party, Brown
Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!