booking through thursday

From the BTT website:

“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.”

I'm not sure I can come up with 15, but here goes:

- to kill a mockingbird
- tuck everlasting (i don't remember too much of anything from my childhood, but this and the next one come soaring through)
- the fall of freddie the leaf
- early from the dance
- crazy aunt purl's drunk, divorced, and covered in cat hair
- a year in provence
- chasing cezanne
- the reluctant tuscan
- water for elephants
- the time traveler's wife
- back when we were grown ups (i will always wonder how rebecca ended up)
- peace like a river
- tuesdays with morrie

most of these are novels. i think the reason that novels stick with me harder is that most of what i find 'sticky' about books is wondering how things turned out long-term for the people invovled. with memoirs and nonfiction, there isn't a whole lot of wondering to do because it really does play out. with novels, most of the time you don't get the next installment down the road. it's like a friendship cut short for me.

Read other responses here. How about you?


  1. Time Traveler's Wife and To Kill a Mockingbird are getting a lot of blogger love today. Great list!

  2. Great list! I've read several of them but didn't include them in my list:


  3. I loved Tuck Everlasting when I was younger. Here's mine.

  4. I have Time Traveler's Wife and Tuck Everlasting on my TBR list.A lot of bloggers are putting To Kill a Mockingbird on their lists.

  5. I loved Tuck Everlasting as well.


  6. I loved TTW!

    Enjoy your weekend :)


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