Booking Through Thursday: Sticky Books

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Booking Through Thursday is weekly meme consisting of questions about ‘about books, authors, reading preferences, that sort of thing.’

This week’s question:

“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 fifteen minutes.”

My answer:

Okay, here goes:

  • Gone To Earth by Mary Webb
  • Adam Bede by George Eliot
  • Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
  • My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • Skallagrig by William Horwood
  • Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  • Alice In Wonderland / Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  • The Return of the Solidier by Rebecca West
  • Under The Skin by Michel Faber
  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Women in the Wall by Julia O’Faolain
  • The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake

That’s the fifteen, but  there are lots more!

What about you?

18 responses

  1. Great list! I almost included My Cousin Rachel on mine, too, but decided to go with Rebecca instead. And I agree – I could come up with lots more!

  2. I’ve got Anne of Green Gables on my list, too. I’ll have to check out Nights at the Circus. I’ve had a thing for circus stories ever since I read Wonder When You’ll Miss Me by Amanda Davis (which I feel the need to mention because I totally forgot to put it on my list because 15 books is nowhere near enough!).

  3. Good choices. I loved Ann but was so young when I read it I didn’t consider it. I loved Jude the Obscure and Return of the Soldier too. My list is up.

  4. I had high hopes for My cousin Rachel, I’m reading it now and I’m on page 85 and the story still haven’t grabbed my attention.

    I read Jamaica Inn in May and I enjoyed it, so I’m a bit disappointed in myself for not liking My cousin Rachel.

    I have to read Anne of Green Gables! I remember the TV-series from when I was younger.

  5. 1. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
    2. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
    3. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
    4. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
    5. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    6. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
    8. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
    9. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
    10. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
    11. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    12. Fall on Your Knees by Ann Marie MacDonald
    13. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    14. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
    15. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

    These were the first that came to mind: most are favourites, some are recent reads that made an impression, a few are books I was thinking about today, all are books that will stay with me in some form.

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