Thursday, June 4, 2009


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.
  1. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  2. The Stand - Stephen King
  3. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  4. I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
  5. A Good House - Bonnie Burnard
  6. It - Stephen King
  7. Evening Class - Maeve Binchy
  8. I Want to Go Home - Gordon Korman
  9. Forever - Judy Blume
  10. Istanbul - Orhan Pamuk
  11. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
  12. Never Let Me Go - Kazou Ishiguro
  13. Life as We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  14. Hey Nostradamus! - Douglas Coupland
  15. Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman
I tried not to read any one else's list before I wrote mine, so as not to be unduly swayed. This is what I came up with in 15 minutes. Did we have any in common?

ETA: ok. After seeing other lists, I wish I had added Life of Pi by Yann Martel and Fight Club by Chuck Palaniuk . I really wish I had remembered them because both have stayed with me, especially Fight Club.


J.S. Peyton said...

We have Stephen King in common. My book was "The Shining" though. =)

gautami tripathy said...

You got a few that are on my wish list. We got Zusak common. I chose The Book Thief.

Stuck forever and ever!

Lezlie said...

Oh, yes. The Stand. I loved that book!!


Booklogged said...

We both have Anne of Green Gables on our lists. I bought Eintein's Dreams because of your review. I still need to read it though. Candleman liked I Am the Messenger better than The Book Thief. It was a close call for me.

Vasilly said...

I loved I am the Messenger. It was a great book though I rewrote the ending in my head! =)I read Forever when I was younger. I've heard some great things about Istanbul. Great list.

Jenny said...

Excellent list, I haven't heard of a bunch of these! I almost bought Hey Nostradamus when I was in London, and I'm sort of mad at myself that I didn't get it...

Kailana said...

Great list! Anne of Green Gables would be on mine, too!

Susan B. Evans said...

Anne of Green Gables is the best! I didn't participate in this week's BTT, but that Anne girl would definitely top my list as well :)

Mo said...

I made my list before looking at the others, as well; "Einstein's Dream" made MY first 15, too...I don't think the list was long enough!! LoL.