Monday, June 01, 2009

15 Books

(I swiped this meme from Facebook.)

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.

1984 by George Orwell

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

The Women's Room, by Marilyn French

Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

Bambi, by Felix Salten

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein

A Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

Song of Myself, by Walt Whitman (okay, so that's a poem. It's a long poem.)

Satan Says, by Sharon Olds

Rabbit Run, by John Updike

Green Mansions, by William Henry Hudson

The Great Valley, by Mary Johnston

MacBeth, by William Shakespeare

Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell


  1. The Once and Future King TH White
    Bambi Felix Salten
    The Little Engine That Could
    King of the Wind Marguarite Henry
    Magic Time by Doug Marlette,
    Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
    To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
    The Bible especially Matthew and Acts
    The Red Tent
    Charlotte's Web EB White
    The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    The works of Robert Frost
    The Works of Emily Dickinson
    Lord of the Rings triology
    Rhett Butler's People

    I could go on forever but those were the first ones to pop into my feeble mind so they must have hung with me even if the author's name hasn't but then again I have trouble with name recollection so why I am surprised I can't remember them...

  2. Oh yes another really good one:
    Breakfast of champions by Kurt vinnegut. Anything he wrote I found amusing...
    Norman Mailer wrote a couple I liked but can't remember the names
    Any of the Bourne Identy books, too. I have the newest one and of Course David Baldacci I really like the ones about the camel Club! Cassandra King has written some good stuff too. How could I forget him--Stephen King's Cujo scared the crap out of me and I had to sleep with the light on for a month.

  3. Vinnegut LOL Vonnegut

  4. I've only read three on this list. I want to play but am too tired. I think we should be given five minutes to think of 15 books. I tried to read Run Rabbit Run when I was 19 and it was over my head. Ken Kesey's Electric Koolaid Acid Test held my attention much better.

  5. here's my list:

    The Awakening...Kate Chopin
    The Old Gringo...Carlos Fuentes
    The Death of Artemio Cruz...Carlos Fuentes
    One Hundred Years of Solitude...Garbiel Garcia Marquez
    The Scarlet Letter...Nathaniel Hawthorne
    War and Peace...Leo Tolstoy
    Treasure Island...Robert Louis Stevenson
    The County of Monte Cristo...Alexandre Dumas
    The Age of Innocence...Edith Wharton
    The Illiad/Oddessy...Homer
    The Good Earth...Pearl S. Buck
    Tale of Two Cities...Charles Dickens
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn...Mark Twain
    Wild Swans...Jung Chang

  6. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    1984 by George Orwell
    The Diary of Anne Frank
    Sophie's Choice by William Styron
    Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson
    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    The Lord of the Flies
    The Beans of Egypt, Maine by Carolyn Chute
    Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorthy Allison
    In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls?
    The Shining by Stephen King
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

    Can I add two short stories?

    "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates

    "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

    There are others, I can't think right now. That was fun!


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