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Booking Through Thursday: Stickies (on Friday)


“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.”

This is hard. In no order:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
The Sunne in Splendour (Sharon Kay Penman)
Forever Amber (Kathleen Winsor)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
Katherine (Anya Seton)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
Peyton Place (Grace Metalious)
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
The Painted Veil (Somerset Maugham)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

I don’t normally read them much, but short stories that have stayed with me:
The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates

Comments

Lezlie said…
I recently read the JCO short story, and it really was a creepy little thing! :-)

Lezlie
Jenn said…
I absolutely have to agree with you on The Lottery. I first read it in high school about 12 years ago and it has stuck with me ever since.
Anonymous said…
Wish I'd thought of One Hundred Years of Solitude. What an amazing book.

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