Booking Through Thursday: Stick with me

booking_through_thursLet’s go Booking Through Thursday, shall we?

“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.”

Okay . . . this is tough. I’m not even going to say that these books are necessarily my favorites, but they’re all very unforgettable in their own way — either for what they made me feel, how they made me think, what they changed about me as a reader. Some of them were my first “real” experiences with literature as a young adult . . . some just reawakened my obsession with a great story — and a great literary hero or heroine.

15 books that will stick with me forever

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

12 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Stick with me

  1. I just finished Love Walked In and didn’t realize it had a sequel in Belong to Me. I will have to put it on the TBR list. Great list by the way, we have a few in common and I have read a good portion of your list.


  2. You really got me thinking! Lemme see…hmm…I’d say
    The Source by James Michener,
    The Stand by Stephen King,
    Life is So Good by George Dawson,
    The Thorn Birds–Colleen McCullough, Shogun–James Clavell,
    Lovely Bones–Sebold,
    My Sister’s Keeper–Jodi Picoult,
    Eddie’s Bastard–Kowalski,
    Losing Julia–Jonathan Hull,
    Big Sid’s Vincati–Matt Biberman,
    Life Expectency–Dean Koontz,
    Boys Life–McCammon,
    For Those I Loved–Martin Gray,
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–Whatshername, Trinity–Leon Uris.
    That’s my spontaneous list! And in no particular order….

    Some of them are sorta obscure, but they’re all great!!


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