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. Tag 15 friends,or not because I am all about free will, but link back to me (unless you list them in the comments) because I’m interested in seeing what books you choose.
1.) The World According to Garp by John Irving
2.) Gone with The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
3.) The Car by Gary Paulson
4.) The Stand by Stephen King
5.) Captains and Kings by Taylor Caldwell
5.) I’ll Take Manhatten by Judith Krantz
6.) Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
7.) Night Shift by Stephen King (short story collection)
8.) The Alchemist by Paul Coehelo
9.) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
10.) The Belegariad (five book series) by David Eddings
11.) The Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
12.) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
13.) The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
14.) Firestarter by Stephen King
15.) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Interesting point of fact, except for The Alchemist and The Car, I read all the others by the time I was twenty-five, and I have read all of them except The Alchemist more than once.
17 thoughts on “15 Books – In no particular order”
1. Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, Judy Blume
4. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Marion Keyes
5.The Group, Mary McCarthy
6.Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding
7.Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
8.Waiting to Exhale Terry McMillan
9. Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale, Stan Redding
10. Mystery of the Old Clock, Carolyn Keene
11.Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
12. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
13. I’ll Take Manhatten, Judith Krant
14. Persuasion, Jane Austen
15. Shopoholic Series, Sophie Kinsella
Okay, my love of really funny chick lit is exposed. It’s mostly what I’ve read in the last 8 years since becoming a Mom … I need to escape and laugh out loud. Most I have read more than once. Several, you can tell, I read as a child. However I have read The Mystery of the Old Clock twice as an adult.
I have reread books from my childhood as an adult too and still enjoyed them very much.
My list is up. I can’t believe I forgot The Stand!
The Stand is awesome. I have rarely met someone whose read it as a young person who I couldn’t be comfortable with.
Okay, my list is up. Like you, most of these books were read in my youth. It’s the age of discovery.
I will be over.
Taylor Caldwell, now that’s a name that takes me back. My mom read all her novels and desperate for reading material one summer I also got hooked…
I think that may be the only one of hers that I read but it’s great.
Ooh, good meme. I might do this one. Hope you’re well and happy. 🙂
Glad you like it. Hope all is good with you and yours.
I’ve seen this in a few places, and have been meaning to do it. I feel like I really have to think about this!
Let me know when you do.
seems there’s something about those books from our youth. perhaps our brains are simply more pliable then, and the chances of a book ‘sticking’ are greater! The Stand and Garp could have made my list, too!
Us Stand people are a different breed. Garp was the book I was reading when I went off to university. A crucial moment and an eye opening approach to prose collided. It changed the way I wrote.
In no particular order:
1, A River Runs Through It – Norman Maclean
2. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
3. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
4. The Snows of Kilimanjaro – E. Hemingway
5. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
6. The Shack – Wm. Paul Young
7. Odor of Chrysanthemums – D.H. Lawrence
8. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
10. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
11. In a Far Country – John Taliaferro
12. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
13. The Big Two Hearted River, Parts I & II – E. Hemingway
14. Endurance – Alfred Lansing
15. The Murders in the Rue Morgue – E.A. Poe
16. Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
Just a partial list …. cheers !
I almost put both Twain novels down. I would never dream of Moby Dick though. Read it in university. Really thought it meandered but I wasn’t reading it like a writer and there’s the key to that novel.