rhcrayon: The Blog! - 15 Books
Oct. 6th, 2010
12:12 am - 15 Books
I've been tagged by Wendy for the "15 Books" meme on Facebook. Since my entries on LiveJournal automatically post to FB as Notes, I thought I'd go ahead and do this on LJ first.
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Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)
- Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
- The Bartimaeus Trilogy, by Jonathan Stroud
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
- Holes, by Louis Sachar
- Half Magic, by Edward Eager
- The Changeling, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
- The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
- Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
- Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
- A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
- The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
- The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Watership Down, by Richard Adams
- There Must Be More To Life Than Having Everything, by Maurice Sendak
- The Sea-Thing Child, by Russell Hoban
- The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston
I'm embarrassed by my list--especially as I can't remember much of Interview With The Vampire and have the sneaking suspicion Good Omens wasn't good. It's a little ambiguous what "always stick with you" means. I'm counting those two as half.
My 17th pick would be Tuesday, by David Wiesner.
I just finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell three days ago, so I'm deep in the thrall of that book. The Bartimaeus Trilogy (another cheat, since that's three books) comes partly in association with that, I'm sure. But I'm gambling both of those oeuvres are sticking with me for good.
Wow, what a singular portrait of me this is. And that wasn't even the first reason I was embarrassed.
Tagging via Facebook. Feel free to join in!
Oh! I forgot The Princess and The Goblin, by George MacDonald! One of these others has got to go.