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Booking through Thursday

Written by Kirsten on June 4th, 2009

Grabbed from Devourerofbooks (Jen) and also seen on Shhh I’m Reading and Undercover Book Lover, today’s question about “Sticky Books” was both harder and easier to answer than I anticipated. Harder in that I had to will myself not to look at my LibraryThing catalog to make sure I wasn’t missing anything important, and easier because I was able to come up with all fifteen in seven minutes.

“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.”

Click to read my list, but not before writing your own!

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Battle Royale, Koushun Takami

The Cay, Theodore Taylor

The Book Thief, Markus Zuzak

The Princess Bride, William Goldman

A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Matilda, Roald Dahl

The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

What’s on your list?

 

10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Hmmm….I kinda wish I hadn’t read your list first, I feel like it might influence mine, but here goes:

    The History of Now by Daniel Klein
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
    Wicked by Gregory Maguire
    Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    The Tenant at Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
    The Lovely Bones by Anne Sebold
    Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beal
    Portrait of a Young Woman by Vanora Bennett
    The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgens Burnett
    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler by E.L. Koinsburg
    Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (can’t remember the author)
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    Candide by Voltaire

  2. Kirsten says:

    And now, to your list! I couldn’t pick one HP. Just couldn’t do it.

    Mixed Up Files is another good one – I think it would be on my list if I’d read it as a kid, for sure.

    And, I guess I really, REALLY need to read To Kill a Mockingbird – it’s on SO many people’s lists!

  3. JLS Hall says:

    Oh, yes – “Flowers for Algernon.” Good choice. I didn’t think about that one for my list, but it will definitely stick with me.

  4. Kirsten says:

    Hi, JLS Hall; welcome! There was a recent post on LibraryThing about the book, which had it at the front of my mind. It’s on my list of justifiable re-reads for this year :)

  5. Okay, based on the books on your list I’d say you DEFINITELY have to read The Giver from my list. The Giving Tree was a really great choice. I have a signed copy of The Cay somewhere…maybe at my parents’ house. LOVED Theodore Taylor when I was younger. He lived near(ish) us too.

  6. Kirsten says:

    Added to the wish list, Jen; thanks for the recommendation!

    I first read The Cay when I was 8? 9? and rediscovered it on BookMooch last year, I think. Such a powerful story.

  7. foggidawn says:

    Ooh, the hard part is not looking at the original post and all of the comments before I come up with my list:

    Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
    The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
    Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (well, the whole series, really)
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (ditto)
    King Lear by William Shakespeare
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
    Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
    Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  8. That was my problem too foggi! Looks like we share a book and you have some that would definitely be on mine if it were 20 sticky books!

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