Thursday, June 4, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Sticky Books

No, not really sticky. That would be gross.

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'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.


  1. I haven't read any of your list, except Little House which is getting a lot of blogger love today.

  2. I loved Anne of Green Gables. I want to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn too.

  3. Most of your list is new to me too. Must look into some of these. Here's mine.

  4. I had the Bible on my list as well!

  5. Megan -

    I thought of adding The Bible but didn't. Should've done it. White Fang didn't even cross my mind - I guess I read it too long ago. But I love LOTR's and I read Little House to my nieces when they were little and loved them.

    I hope you feel better soon!


  6. We have a number of books in common on our lists. Here's mine.

  7. I'm enjoying the heck out of reading everyone's lists for this! But sheesh, your list had quite few I'd never even heard of, let alone read.

  8. This was one of the easier BTT's! Nice list!

  9. I hope you're feeling better by now, Megan!

  10. I actually thought of Little House as I was writing my down my fifteenth book, but I think it's totally far for you to include the whole series. They all just kind of mess together for me.