Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stuck forever and ever!

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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.”

That shouldn't be difficult, I think! Ok, let's start:

1) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
3) Three Men in A boat by Jerome K Jerome
4) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
6) Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7) The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
8) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9) The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
10) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
11) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
12) Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
13) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
14) My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar
15) The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

All done in 11 minutes, not bad, eh! All the classics I had read while I was a teenager and how they have stayed with me.

And I must add 5 more to it. Not that it ends there!

16) Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
17) Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
18) The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
19) Paradise Place by Warwick Deeping
20) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

How about you?

41 comments:

Melody said...

I'm with you on #10 and #13, and you've a few great books there that I can't wait to dive into!

Shari said...

I recently read Three Men on a Bummel by Jerome K Jerome - it was great. Haven't read Three Men on Boat yet. How is Cellist of Sarejevo?

Dot said...

We do have a lot in common! I really am going to try and read Gone With the Wind again, it's on so many lists but I just couldn't get on with it. Happy BTT!

BooksPlease said...

Although not on my list I agree with 1, 2, 10, 16 & 18. Numbers 6, 9 and 20 are on my list. It's too hard to stick to 15!

Jo said...

Apart from the dickens,if I've not read those they are on my tbr list! The solitaire mystery should have gone on mine really! I loved that.

violetcrush said...

A lot of classics in your list Gautami. I've heard Sarah's Key is good and I remember your review being especially favorable to the book. It's already there on ym wishlist.

Novroz said...

another Kite Runner :) making me sad I have forgotten about that incredible book

Veens said...

wow! I wish I had read so many classics :)

Jane Eyre is fast becoming my fav too :) I am reading it now :)

Nise' said...

Wonderful list. I wanted to add more too!

jlshall said...

Great list! I almost put "Gone With the Wind" on mine, too. I guess it's hard for most people to stick to just fifteen books. I could have gone on and on!

fleurfisher said...

Good list - though we went for different Brontes!

Missy said...

I think that I am the only one who doesn't have ANY classics on their lists! Maybe because we had to read them in school I just didn't enjoy them. I am definitely in the minority!

Diane said...

Great list. I've enjoyed several on your list. Here is mine:
http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-books-that.html

Ted said...

I have a lot of stuff read in my teenage years too!

Jess said...

I love the Book Thief, but forgot to put it on my list.

Carrie said...

Awesome list! You have some great, great titles on there! And no, I can't imagine that you could stop at 15 books! (I, on the other hand, fell flat at 9!)

http://www.readingtoknow.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday.html

Happy BTT!

JoAnn said...

Great list - Sarah's Key is on my wish list!

Marie said...

Great list. Lots of my faves on there too!

MizB said...

Interesting that so many people list Classics! :D

Beth F said...

I've read most of what's on your list and they are all good ones for staying with you.

Jacqueline C said...

This reminds me - I need to finish Wuthering Heights one day. Here's mine.

3m said...

I had To Kill a Mockingbird, The Handmaid's Tale, and The Book Thief on my list as well, but I forgot Jane Eyre!!

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mattviews said...

I love your list, which would constitute a thoughtful literature course!

My full list.

I still haven't read The Kite Runner...

lilly said...

I am agreeing with you on a lot of the books you put out there, especially classics. If I had to make a list, classics would take up the first 15 slots definitely.

zetor said...

Looks like a good list, I have Jane Eyre too.

Vicki said...

That's a great list!!!

cj said...

Well, we've got 1, 2, 4, 8, and 11 in common! And not because of that, you've got a great list.

Mine is here.

cjh

Crystal said...

Great list - I have read several of these - loved Gone with the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird. I will have to read The Kite Runner since I have seen it on several lists.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Have Fountainhead and To Kill A Mockingbird. Really enjoyed Handmaid's Tale as well.

Note to self: must read Gone With The Wind.

heidenkind said...

They are definitely classics for a reason. :) Hooray for Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights!

Lynne said...

SARAH'S KEY was so good - I cried reading it. Good list.

Frances said...

Such a good list and yet I do not have a single one on my list. How does that happen? So many books. so little time. Happy reading!

Carrie K. said...

Great list, Gautami!

C. B. James said...

This is an excellent reading list, one that would prepare you for college. The fact that classics stick with their readers is probably the main thing that makes them classics.

Kerri said...

The Fountainhead was a good read - I had forgotten about that one. Thanks for stopping by today.

Booklogged said...

I had to laugh that you couldn't keep the list to 15! I have a heard time keeping to the limit, too.

Ladybug said...

Great list! I have a couple of the books in my TBR pile and some of them on my wish list.

I have Three men in a boat here somewhere, I started reading it last summer but I can't remember where I put it so I haven't finished it yet *blush*

Meghan said...

Great list! I actually have The Cellist of Sarajevo sitting right in front of me staring me in the face. Maybe I should read it!

Icedream said...

A Tale of Two Cities kept popping into my head too but I didn't add it. I should have. I own a copy of Sarah's Key and haven't read it yet. I need bump it up my tbr list.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

The only ones I've read are The Book Thief, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Will have to check out the rest. I have Charles Dickens on the shelves. Just need to pull it down and read. My post is up now

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Julia said...

I notice a lot of people listed their favorite classic books that stick with them the most. I have read from your list, # 4, #8, #6. Those were great books!

I'm tempted to try The Book Thief, since I heard lot about that book. Also I have The Kite Runner in my TBR pile but just haven't read it yet :)

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