BTT ~ Stickin’ it to ya!

 

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.”

Fifteen books that will always stick with me, right off the top of my head….  K, here goes:

  1. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  2. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
  3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  5. Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
  6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  7. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  9. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  10. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  11. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  12. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  13. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
  14. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  15. A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

Now, not all are on my top 10 list, oddly enough, and not all of them are what I’d call “great novels.”  Of course, there are many others that will also stick with me, but I’ve written this post while Gwen and Maggie are fighting and tattling, my friend came over to chat and The Departed is playing on the TV, so we’re all lucky Dick and Jane wasn’t the only book title I could think of.

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13 Responses

  1. I did my list so fast that I forgot Jane Eyre and Persuasion! Oh, well.

    I had The Giver on my list as well.

  2. I loved the Gargoyle too, but I don’t think it’s one that I’ll re-read…I forgot about the Narnia books but they should have been on my list!

  3. We just read Matrimony for book club last month, what a great novel. He does a lot of author chats (he did one with our group), you should consider contacting him to do one with your club or an interview for your blog — he is great!

  4. I’m seeing Jane Eyre and C.S. Lewis on a lot of lists today. Of Mice and Men is on my list.

  5. The Jungle scared and disgusted me. It was good though. Here’s mine.

  6. I’ll have to see what I come up with. 🙂 It’s interesting, isn’t it, to see what pops into our heads? Like you said, not all are favorites, but for some reason, we can’t help but remember them.

  7. I almost put Where the Red Fern Grows on my list but it didn’t quite make it! I do love that one though.
    Great list!

  8. The Jungle is on my summer reading list and currently reading P & P.

  9. There are a few in your list that I gotta read.

    I am finding so many new books to read with this meme!

    Stuck forever and ever!

  10. I’m a huge Steven King fan but haven’t read Lisey’s Story….yet

  11. I haven’t read Lisey’s Story yet…but you’ve given me enough reason to go and find it

  12. I haven’t read any of these books(or we read Lord of the Flies in school once but I cannot remember if I ever finished it), but several are already on my wish list and two of them in my TBR pile.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  13. Great list. I’ve read Jane Eyre, The Giver, Narnia and Lord of the Flies. Of Mice and Men is in the stacks waiting. My post is up now. here

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