Speaking of gross, I'm taking a sick day today, and despite feeling like a pile of crap, it occurred to me that I haven't done a Booking Through Thursday in a while. Luckily, this week's is pretty easy and right up my alley.
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.”
Well, I think I managed it in 15 minutes, but they weren't consecutive minutes because I was trying to reschedule my day's appointments, somewhat unsuccessfully. =(
In the order that I thought of them...
1. The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
2. After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
5. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
6. The Lord of the Rings (particularly The Return of the King) by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty
8. White Fang by Jack London
9. Little House on the Prairie (is it fair for me to include a series or two?) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
10. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
11. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
12. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
13. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
14. The Bible (well, that counts, right? Actually, I'm surprised it took me until #14 to think of it...it's gotta be one of my stickiest!)
15. The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers
There you have it. 15 books in 15 minutes. And I have no idea if the authors are correct because I was doing it off the top of my head, so if I totally bungled one, feel free to make fun of me in the comments.