Thursday, June 4, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

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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.”

My fifteen books:

  1. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
  2. Possession, by A.S. Byatt
  3. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  4. Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
  5. The Virgin in the Garden, by A.S. Byatt
  6. The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood
  7. Frog and Toad Are Friends, by Arnold Lobel
  8. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
  9. East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
  10. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  11. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  12. Safe Area Gorazde, by Joe Sacco
  13. Sexual Personae, by Camille Paglia
  14. A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
  15. Sugar and Other Stories, by A.S. Byatt
You can read more BTT responses here.

EDIT: After reading a bunch of BTT posts, I have to add a couple of how-could-I-have-forgotten-these:
  1. Persuasion, by Jane Austen,
  2. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and
  3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.
When I was a little girl I actually picked my First Communion saint's name after Lucy from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, so I think that has to be on the list!