Thursday, June 04, 2009

BTT: 15 in 15

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I saw this over at Shelley’s, and thought it sounded like a great question for all of you:

“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. Frankenstein
2. Life As We Knew It
3. Gone With The Wind
4. Their Eyes Were Watching God
5. Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner
6. Charlotte's Web
7. Ramona the Pest (and Ramona Quimby, Age 8)
8. Anne of Green Gables (well, all the books really)
9. The Long Winter
10. Ender's Game
11. Alice in Wonderland
12. The Bible (particularly John, Isaiah, Ephesians, Romans)
13. Good Morning Miss Dove
14. Mandy
15. The Book Thief


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11 comments:

Jess 11:14 AM  

The Book Thief is getting a lot of love from the bloggers today. Have you read I Am The Messenger? It is fantastic.

Vasilly 11:19 AM  

I see a lot of people are putting The Book Thief on their lists. I was thinking of Anne of Green Gables but put down The Secret Garden instead.

Jenny 11:26 AM  

I have The Book Thief on my shelf and after seeing it appear on so many lists, I might have to bump it up on my TBR list. Great list.

Jacqueline C 11:34 AM  

Awww, Winnie the Pooh! Great list. Here's mine.

3m 11:43 AM  

I had the Bible, The Book Thief, and Charlotte's Web on my list, too.

This was a fun topic!

http://1morechapter.com/2009/06/04/btt-sticky/

Debi 5:33 PM  

I've really been enjoying everyone's lists for this question! I'm embarrassed to admit that there's a couple on your list that I've never even heard of. Guess it's time for me to go do some googling, huh?

Sandra 7:27 PM  

Interesting choices. I really liked Their Eyes Were Watching God, Anne of Green Gables, Ender's Game, The Book Thief and The Bible of course. I only listed fiction so the Bible's not on mine. This was a fun list to make.

Bethany 11:37 PM  

I totally with you on numbers 8, 10, 12 and 15. I'm glad I happened upon your site! Oh, and I love the picture you chose for "Becky's Hosting." My parents have that one framed in their living room.

Ladybug 5:39 AM  

Great list! I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any of the books(yet!).

Enjoy your weekend :)

Care 8:29 AM  

These lists are fun. I've got book title just flooding me brain today!

Nise' 9:31 AM  

Its neat to see the same books on many lists.

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