Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fifteen books in Fifteen Minutes.

Leslie tagged me with this list, on facebook. I'm not great with facebook so I'll take the lazy way out and do it here. I suppose you get to know someone by the books they read.
Here are the rules.Rules: 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. Tag 15 friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends value.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. love this book re-read it over and over.


2. Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin

3. Death on the Nile
4:50 from Paddington, "
Murder on the Orient Express
By the Pricking of my Thumb
The Mirror Cracked, and many more by Agatha Christie
Whenever I don't know what to read next I read Agatha.

4. I am David, by Anne Holm

5. Catcher in the Rye, D. Salinger

6. The Bread Winner, Deborah Ellis

7. Evening Class, Maeve Binchy
Tara Road
and anything else by Maeve, another comfort book/author. When Agatha is not at hand.

8. Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

9. Aspire to the Heavens, Mary Higgins Clark, not her usual stuff.

10. SunWing, Firewing, Silverwing, Kenneth Oppel, I love bats you know.

11. The Devils Arithmatic, Jane Yolen

12. Too Close to the Falls, Catherine Gildiner

13. All the Harry Potters,

14. Absent in the Spring May 1997
The Burden May 1997
Unfinished Portrait May 1997
A Daughter's A Daughter May 1997
The Rose and the Yew Tree May 1997
Giant's Bread May 1997 these are Mary Westmcott, Agatha Christie

15. Indian in the Cupboard, all of them, Lynn Reid Banks

I think it's important to note that I read for the "Young Readers" of our school library, and volunteer for the various Red Maple "readers groups" so it's only natural that some of the books listed above are what our young people are reading. I must say I've only just begun to read the "big girl books" and I'm not sure I like it. It takes a very skilled writer to write books for young people.

4 comments:

me again said...

15 books I've read that will stick with me? Don't thing too long or too hard about it? Okay, but I just know that under this pressure I'll likely forget my favourites! But here goes, in no particular order:

1) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardbrobe, C.S. Lewis
2) Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood
3) Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler
4) The Road, Cormac McCarthy
5) The Way the Crow Flies, Ann-Marie MacDonald
6) Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
7) A Widow for One Year, John Irving
8) One for the Money, Janet Evanovich (actually, ALL the Evanovich "Stephanie Plum" novels stick with me)
9) A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton (again, all of Grafton's "Kinsey Milhone" novels stick with me)
10) The Stand, Stephen King
11) the entire Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon
12) Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
13) Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
14) Sophie's Choice, William Styron
15) The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

me again said...

Okay, I know I spelled Wardrobe wrong. I really should proofread before clicking Publish.......

me again said...

Me again. Interesting that I totally forgot any of the Harry Potter novels. Hmmmm...

Susan Williamson said...

I'm totally with you on Agatha Christie and Lynn Reid Banks. I'm off to put my list of 15 books together.

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