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!


annalaura said...

interesting. I have never even heard of some of them and I am a librarian. Guess I had better check out the rest of them.

jlshall said...

Good list! I debated a bit about whether or not to include "Lolita" on mine, and finally had to let it go. It was really hard limiting myself to just fifteen titles - I could have gone on and on.

Marie Burton said...

Wow... I have never heard of some of those.. I will have to peruse your list!!
Thanks for the information!

Shari said...

Lolita is amazing, but it was also very disturbing ... it is another that will stick with me I am sure.

fleurfisher said...

Interesting list. Some I knowand a few to go and investigate. Possessionwouldhave been my number sixteen!

gautami tripathy said...

I forgot Steinbeck! How could i?!

Stuck forever and ever!

Diane said...

Great List! Here is mine:

JoAnn said...

East of Eden made my list, too. I really need to read Possession.

Jess said...

Persuasion is one of my all time favorite books -- great choice and great list!

Amy said...

Good list! I own CUTTING FOR STONE but haven't read it yet. Guess I better get busy!!!!

(Life by Candlelight)

3M said...

That's so funny. I forgot Persuasion and Jane Eyre as well. I did mine pretty quickly, though.

Jacqueline C said...

A.S. Byatt 3 times? Maybe I need to hurry up and get to Possession.

mattviews said...

Yay for Cutting for Stone. I almost picked that one. The Handmaid's Tale is still haunting me.

My full list.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I forgot the Narnia books too!

classicvasilly said...

East of Eden is on my list also. It's one of my favorite reads. I love that you picked Frog and Toad. I have a lot of childhood favorites on my list.


Melissa said...

Ooh, good list - I completely forgot about Possession and Alias Grace when I did mine.

Kris@Bookheart said...

I've only read The Handmaid's Tale from your list. Interesting book. A bit scary.

Sandra said...

Great choices. I recently read Possession and thought is was great. I also love great Expectations and have read East of Eden. I 've acquired a copy of Alias Grace. I will move it to the top of the pile since you liked it so much. And I didn't request an ARC of The Cutting Stone but I'm hearing good things about it. I must get a copy. This was a fun theme to do. My list is up.

Crystal said...

I loved Gone with the Wind and started on a Walk in the Woods - good book, just didn't have time to read it. Will have to try again soon because I know I enjoyed what I started reading.

Frances said...

Love all A.S. Byatt books and somehow did not think to include them on my list. I think my sentimental choices from childhood crowded them out. Happy reading!

Vicki said...

Never heard of some of these, but will check them out!

Novroz said...

Never heard most of them..sorry

Ladybug said...

I haven't read any of the books on your list but I have some of them on my wish list :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Dar said...

Great list. I would have a few of those on my list too...Gone With the Wind, Handmaid's Tale and East of Eden for sure. Then there's others I'll need to check out further.