Google has given the human race so much. The most reliable search engine (sorry, Bing), an alternative to Microsoft Office, self-driving cars, and unnecessary amounts of search results. Perhaps the greatest contribution the tech giant has made to civilization, though, is their doodles.
New ones are pumped out with such urgency that it’s impossible for even the most devout book lover to keep track. So, here we go, these are the top Google Doodles for us book geeks in descending order of awesomeness.
11. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s (“Little House on the Praire”) 148th Birthday
10. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 110th Birthday (author of “The Little Prince”)
9. John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday
8. Celebrating Frederick Douglass
7. 161st Anniversary of “Moby Dick” First Being Published
6. Nellie Bly’s 151 Birthday (the woman who re-enacted and beat Jules Verne’s fictional “Around the World in 80 Days”)
5. Jorge Luis Borges’s 112th Birthday (author of “The Aleph and Other Stories”)
4. Anniversary of “Pinocchio” First Being Published
3. 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens
2. Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday
1. Georges Perec’s 80th Birthday (author of “The Void”–a 300 page book that doesn’t use the letter “e”)
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