I like this one:
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.
So here are my fifteen books that will always stick with me, more or less in the order in which they entered my life:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Emily Climbs, L.M .Montgomery
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
Macbeth, William Shakespeare
The Chosen, Chaim Potok
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
Greensleeves, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
American Gods, Neil Gaiman
The Invention of Love, Tom Stoppard
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
Showings, Julian of Norwich
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie
These are all books that left me breathless. Is that what we were after?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – did you list that one because its your favorite or just the most memorable for you? I cheated and put the whole series 🙂
I have to read the Harry Potter series soon!
Enjoy your weekend 🙂
kilina – I actually tried to decide between the fifth and the third, but yeah, I think the fifth one was the one that sticks with me the most. It’s actually my third favorite of the books, after three and six, but the experience of reading it was so memorable.
Ladybug – Yes, you really have to! If you want to have some real fun, give yourself a few weeks between each book to speculate on what’s going to happen. 🙂
I am so tempted to try this brainstorming exercise…
It’s fun! I had a hard time doing it really fast, and now I’m not even sure if those are the best fifteen books for me. But they were certainly “sticky” books. 🙂
Left me breathless, that’s a good way to put it. I’ve got Ender’s Game and Poisonwood Bible on my list, too. And The Chosen!
I need to reread The Poisonwood Bible, it’s been a while. I was so crushed after I read it, because I gave it to my mother and my sister to read, and they hated it! They didn’t just not like it, they really hated it. They said it was too depressing. 😦
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I’m still surprised CS Lewis wasn’t on mine!
CS Lewis had to be on mine – I could do this list every month from now until the world ended, and some stuff might change, but CS Lewis would be on there every single time. 🙂