15 in 15 or so…

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.  Here are mine: (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
1. Romeo and Juliet (nope I don’t care if it’s a play either. It’s still inspirational and sticks with you. For that matter almost any Shakespeare.)
2. Edgar Allen Poe (Tale Tale Heart)
3. Fahrenheit 451
4. Animal Farm (Thanks to my eight grade teach for this and the one above)
5. Beowulf
6. Canterbury Tales (Yes I love Chaucer)
7. Servant of the Bones (Anne Rice)
8. What ever was the first book of Kathy Reicht’s – I’ve read them all pick one
9. chicken little (no rules say they can’t be children’s books)
10. Dear Mr. Henshaw (Beverly Clearly)
11. The Good Earth (Pearly S Buckly)
12. Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
13. The Richest Man in Babylon (George S. Clason)
14. Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
15. Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark (Alvin Schwartz) I own the triology

I got this from a friend on Facebook but I enjoyed looking at everyones answers so much that I thought I’d try it over here.  I also thought of Phantom Tollbooth after the fact but still a good one.  If you can’t think of 15 just give me what you got.


11 Responses to “15 in 15 or so…”

  1. Scott Oglesby

    Deaver-The Bone Collector
    King- Duma Key
    Permanent Midnight- Jerry Stahl
    Tim Dorsey-Florida Roadkill
    Kathleen Neville- The Eight
    Life of Pie-Yann Martel
    Book of Secrets- Deepak Chopra
    Cornwell- Blow Fly
    King- The Dark Tower, all of them
    King –The Talisman
    James Rollins- The last Oracle
    Koontz- Out of the Corner of His Eye
    Martina Cole- The Graft
    Grisham – The Street Lawyer
    Anne Rice- Interview with the Vampire

    Although I literally just named the first ones that popped into my head, the list is pretty indicative of how much commercial stuff I read. I think I’ve read every book by every one of those authors. Then when I find a new author, I backtrack and read everything they’ve wrote. I should probably broaden my horizons a bit.

    Great Post, it’ll be interesting to see what other people read!!

    • suzettevaughn

      You’d probably like Kathy Reich too.
      I loved Interview with a Vampire, took me three days to read and I’m a slow reader. My favorite Grisham so far is The Tort King, not that I’ve read them all.

  2. Gryphon

    Hamlet, if you can do shakespeare so can I
    The Hobbit
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Tortilla Flats — Steinbeck
    The Iron Kingdom — Prussian history
    The Divine Comedy — Dante Aligheri
    Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’73 — Hunter Thompson
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — Hunter Thompson
    Being and Nothingness — Jean Paul Sartre
    The Rebel — Albert Camus
    The Bible — God
    Two Treatises of Government — John Locke
    Leviathan — Thomas Hobbes
    Philosophy of History — G.W.F. Hegel
    Walden — Henry David Thoreau

  3. nursemyra

    I really liked The Good Earth too Suzette. My list would have to include

    The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
    The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
    Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston
    Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
    The American by Henry James
    We So Seldom Look on Love by Barbara Gowdy
    Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
    Post Office by Charles Bukowski

  4. frigginloon

    Well alrighty then…..

    Wuthering Heights
    To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
    James and the Giant Peach (Ronald Dahl)
    The Fear of Flying (Erica Jong)
    The Story of Pi (Yann Martel)
    Where Do Underpants Come From (Joe Bennett)
    Hollywood Babylon (Kenneth Anger)
    Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
    The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
    Running With Scissors ( Augusten Burroughs)
    Another Bullshit Night in Suckcity (Nick Flynn)
    The Good Women of China (Xinran)
    Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
    The Outsider (Albert Camus)
    The Catcher in The Rye (JD Salinger)

  5. nursemyra

    oh… I forgot Catcher in the Rye. Maybe I’ll have to bump Barbara Gowdy

  6. Donald Mills

    I’ll just do 10 (I’m old and have a bad memory…)

    in no particular order –

    1. Water Music – T.C. Boyle (greatest book ever)

    2. Confederacy of Dunces – John K. Toole (actually, better than the greatest book ever)

    3. Any Jeeves book – P.G. Wodehouse

    4. Any Bukowski Book (because really they are all the same).

    5. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned – Wells Tower

    6. Great Apes, Will Self

    7. Election, Tom Perotta

    8. Any poetry written by Alden Nowlan

    9. The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman – Angela Carter (she’s incredible!)

    10. Canterbury Tales (it’s a long story but more about the professor who taught the course than the work itself – sorry)

    • suzettevaughn

      The (because really they are all the same) kinda what happened when I did Kathy Reich. There all different yet the same writing style.
      Mr. Mills I bet your memory is better than mine.

  7. nursemyra

    oh god… Confederacy of Dunces. Maybe I’ll have to bump Thomas Hardy 😦

    • suzettevaughn

      Myra you can add as many books as you wish to the list. That’s half the fun, to see what people like.

  8. Ramblin' Rooster

    J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Rising Stars’.

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