Jun 4, 2009

Meme: Sticky Books

At first when I saw this meme from Booking Through Thursday on so many blogs, I thought it was a "sticky post" about favorite books, but actually it's about books that stick in your mind. "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." For me these are books I might have read years ago, but they made such a lasting impression on me I could easily tell you all about the characters, the setting, the plot, practically quote lines and conversations right out of the book. Perhaps when I'm not quite so tired I'll come back here and mention something about the less familiar ones...

Roots- Alex Haley
Amy's Eyes - Richard Kennedy
Gentle Gorilla- Susan Green
Ratha's Creature- Clare Bell
Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
Watership Down- Richard Adams
Call It Sleep- Henry Roth
The Chosen- Chaim Potok
Dogsbody- Diana Wynne Jones
The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
Ariel- Steven Boyett
Dragonsbane- Barbara Hambly
An Edge of the Forest- Agnes Smith
The Clan of the Cave Bear- Jean M. Auel


  1. We have the Hobbit in common. I'm surprised I forgot to add Watership Down to my list.

  2. I also have Hobbits in common :)

  3. I passed up a copy of Call It Sleep a couple of years ago and haven't seen it since. I thought at the time it was a bad call on my part.

  4. Oo, excellent list! We have three that overlap, I think - and I almost, almost, almost put Watership Down. I love that book so much.

  5. This is a great list. I'd share several of these if I made one of my own: Roots, The Hobbit, Ender's Game. I really, really enjoyed Watership Down and The Chosen, but I don't remember as many details about them now -- though I do remember the "feel" of both of them.

  6. The ones I've read from your list definitely stayed with me too.

  7. Ahhhhh, the Hobbit.
    Yes, very sticky!


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