Thursday, June 4, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

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“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.Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe
2.The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
3.Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
4.Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
5.Arrowsmith by Sinclair
6.Famine by Liam O'Flaherty
7.Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen
8.The Chosen by Chaim Potok
9.Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
10.The Color Purple by Alice Walker
11.Native Son by Richard Wright
12.A Death in the Family by James Agee
13.Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
14.The Lizard by Karen O'Connelly
15.Village of Stone by Xiaolu Guo

Comments, opinions, and questions are welcomed. Which books really stayed with you since reading them?


  1. This is a tough question. I think you're the first person to mention The Color Purple which is a fantastic book!

  2. I love your list. I read My Name is Asher Lev by Potok and loved it. The Chosen is on my TBR list.I've been slowly reading Housekeeping. It's such a great book filled with beautiful passages. I read Ellen Foster when I was younger and then devoured everything by Gibbons. I haven't read her in years. I'm going to have to pick the book up again.Olson is another author I loved. Agee, Walker, Wright, and Conrad are all on my Project Fill-in-the Gaps list.

    You have a great list.

  3. I really need to get to A Death in the Family and The Color Purple. Nice list and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. The only book that I have read on your list is The Color Purple. I must do some catching up. Great list!

  5. I love all the individual answers to this question! The only ones on your list that I've read are The Color Purple and The Heart of Darkness. I'll definitely have to check out the others!

  6. I feel so uneducated. I've only read The Chosen from your list. I did see the movie The color Purple - loved it.

  7. A very good list! I find so many on my wish list. Heart of Darkness is not a book one can forget.

    Stuck forever and ever!

  8. I'm glad to see "Ellen Foster" on someone's list - it very nearly made it onto mine. I just finished reading it recently and I'm sure it's going to stick with me, but figured I should pick mostly books I've known a little longer. You've got a really good list there.

  9. Great list! The only book on it that I've read is The Heart of Darkness.
    My list is here:

  10. jeez! my TBR pile is already trembling with the weight of books I need to read... you have now made it spill all over my room :D :D

    I need to read them to really know .... sadly i have not read the books you have mentioned :) :)

    I will get them one by one.
    Thanks Sandra :)

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! The Color Purple is an excellent book, I hadn't thought to put that on! Happy BTT!

  12. This is a great list! I've been wanting to reread Look Homeward Angel for a while now, Magic Mountain is high in my tbr pile, and I've just 'discovered' Alice Walker and Tillie Olsen through their short stories.

  13. What a cool question! I might have to try this sometime. And I love that "The Chosen" was one of your books! I'm reading that for my Take A Chance Challenge and I'd never heard of it so I'm looking forward to reading it now since it seems to be a memorable book!

  14. So funny. My first thought was exactly Bermudaonion's! So Ill just say ditto!

  15. I love this list because I haven't read most of the books.

    #6 and 8 are authors I really want to read. They remind me of Knut Hamsung, who also wrote a novel called Hunger.

  16. Those are great picks. I saw some books listed that I have not read and two I had not heard of. I am going to go look those two up!



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