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Booking Through Thursday: Sticky

btt2“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. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  2. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  3. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  5. Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery
  6. Daughter of the Forest, Juliet Marillier
  7. Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey
  8. The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
  9. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
  10. The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman
  11. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
  12. Ship of Magic, Robin Hobb
  13. Silent in the Grave, Deanna Raybourn
  14. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  15. Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev

Well, that wasn’t as hard as I expected.  I have a lot of favorite books.  If it’s the first in a series, you can probably figure out that I love the rest of the series too.  These are all books that astonished me, captivated me, that I fell absolutely in love with and wanted to start over again right that second.  I know they will always stay with me because I will always have a copy and when I want a comforting reread, I will choose one of these books.

This list has also shown me that an absurd number of my favorite books are fantasy and I really should just deal with the fact that they are chunksters and read them anyway.  I haven’t fallen in love with a book in a long time and I’m totally ready to do so.  It’s May and it hasn’t happened that special way yet.


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