Thursday, July 16, 2009

10 books

One of my friends tagged me on a Facebook quiz/meme/note thingy that instructed me to list "ten books you've read that always stick with you." However, one of the rules said to list the "first ten books that come to mind."

These are vastly different lists. The first books that come to mind are mostly what I'm reading now, or are connected by stream of conscious to something I'm reading now--none of which necessarily "stick" with me . . . so I think I need to make two lists, which is in direct opposition to another rule, "do not think about this." But since I am typing this here and not on Facebook, I don't feel compelled to follow the rules to the letter. So here are my two lists. Let's see if there's any overlap.

The first ten books that come to mind:
  1. Where the Red Fern Grows
  2. The Misadventures of Jusin Hearnfeld
  3. The Observations
  4. The Tenth Circle
  5. My Sister's Keeper
  6. Never Sniff a Gift Fish
  7. Fluke
  8. Interview With the Vampire
  9. Living Dead in Dallas
  10. California Demon
And the ten that stick with me:
  1. Where the Red Fern Grows
  2. Fluke
  3. Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa
  4. Green Eggs and Ham
  5. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
  6. Romeo and Juliet
  7. Great Expectations
  8. The World According to Garp
  9. The Talisman
  10. Bag of Bones
What are your "top tens?"


Angie Ledbetter said...


To Kill a Mockingbird
Tender Graces
The Poisonwood Bible
Bastard Out of Carolina
A Prayer for Owen Meanie
Gone with the Wind
Yaya Sisterhood
anything by
...David Sedaris, Wally Lamb

Amie said...

Angie, I loved A Prayer for Owen Meanie, and I love David Sedaris . . .