Books That Stick – Booking Through Thursday

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Today’s question is from Shelley:

‘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. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Heidi by Joanna Spyri
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (& Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys)
  4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  5. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  6. What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge
  7. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  8. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  9. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  10. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  11. One Fine Day by Mollie Panter Downes
  12. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  14. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  15. Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

I did this is just about 15 minutes and couldn’t actually restrict it to 15 books. Numbers one to nine are all books are ones I read when was a child/teenager, so that means they really have stuck with me. Some of the others are more recent reads and I’m quite surprised by the ones that came to my mind straight away, but yes I think they’ll all stay with me for quite a while – there are more, of course!

28 thoughts on “Books That Stick – Booking Through Thursday

  1. I really should have had Enduring Love on mine. Not sure how that slipped my mind. And I’d completely forgotten about the katie books until I read this!


  2. “Tale of Two Cities” would be on my list, too! It introduced me to Dickens whom I have come to love, and I *still* think about the final scenes with Sydney. Awesome.



  3. There are several books on your list that I would have liked to include on mine as well – Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Little Women. I would have also liked to include Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but I ran out of space. 15 books just wasn’t enough.


  4. I have seen Dickens on several lists now – it looks like I will have to revisit his books now and see if I like them. I have several of your others on my tbr list too.


  5. I’m really enjoying these lists! You have some great books there and several I’d like to read (including Atonement, which I hope to get to soon).


  6. You and I are on the same wave length. Your top three are what I would have put down as my top three if I were making a list. I’m taking the rest of your list as great suggestions for future reads. Good post.


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