The Reads: First And Most

I’ve been collecting a lot of books (mostly rare) since the last few months of being a senior high student. It actually started as a New Year’s resolution (though somewhat unplanned, well I’ve been trying something new that time), but it took long before I got really hooked up in reading, all throughout college, and until now where I had read about a hundred books (estimated).

Some of the remarkable books I’ve read made it to the lists of “FIRSTS AND MOST” as of this writing. And here they are:


(* means that I haven’t read or finished reading the book due to various reasons)

First book bought (second-hand): Saigon (Anthony Grey)*

First book finished: Park’s Quest (Katherine Paterson)

First hardcover book bought: Tea (Stacey D’erasmo)

First book read within a week: Eat Your Poison Dear (James Howe)

First book read within a day: The Terrible Wave (Marden Dahlstedt)

First book bought (brand-new): Chinese Cinderella (Adeline Yen Mah)*

First non-fiction book read: Just Peace: A Message Of Hope (Mattie J.T. Stepanek/Jimmy Carter)*

First sports novel read: The Diamond Champs (Matt Christopher)

First mystery novel read: Black Knight In Red Square (Stuart Kaminsky)

First graphic novel read: Mail Order Ninja (Joshua Elder)

First manga series read: Candidate For Goddess (Yukiru Sugisaki)

First British novel read: After The Show (Margaret Hinxman)

First British children’s book read: The Mountain Of Adventure (Enid Blyton)

First classical book read: The Legend Of Sleeping Hollow/Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving)

First book taken out for a read: Park’s Quest (Katherine Paterson)

First book lent to a friend: Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice (Paula Danziger)


Had most number of pages: Jo-Jo And The Fiendish Lot (Andrew Auseon)

Had least number of pages: The Big Wave (Pearl S. Buck)

The most expensive so far: The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 1 (Jeff Kinney)

The least expensive so far: Fun For The Secret Seven (Enid Blyton)

Took the longest time to read: The Legend Of Sleeping Hollow/Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving)

Took the shortest time to read: The Big Wave (Pearl S. Buck) [obviously, the shortest book ever read]

Most number of volumes read in a manga series: Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei (Koji Kumeta)