Thursday, June 04, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Sticky

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I saw this over at Shelley’s, and thought it sounded like a great question for all of you:

“This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.”

1. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
2. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. How to Talk so Children will Listen and Listen so Children Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish
4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
5. Blessed Child by Ted Dekker
6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
7. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
8. Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
9. Joseph by Joyce Landorf
10. The Family Bed by Tine Thevenin
11. The Hurried Child by David Elkind
12. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
13. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
14. Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
15. Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

I never include The Bible on these sorts of lists, because I figure that's sort of a no-brainer, but clearly it would top the list.

That took me a bit more than 15 minutes because I kept getting interrupted. The list is in order of what I remembered, and it's heavy on non-fiction and childhood fiction. Some were hard because when I thought of the book, I realized I was REALLY thinking of the movie (P&P, for example) and it wasn't the book that was sticking with me, per se.


3m said...

I loved Mere Christianity as well. It's not on my list, but The Bible is.

Jess said...

I completely forgot about The Double Bind, when I saw Chris Boujalian on your list I remembered. Great list.

Ladybug said...

Great list! I loved TTW and I liked A Thousand Splendid Suns(but I loved The Kite Runner).