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The Sticky Fifteen

btt buttonThis 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.

That would be all of the books to the left under Moleskine all-time favorites (first 11 books) and a few others:


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35 Responses

  1. I haven’t read any of those on your list, but The Painted Veil is in my pile.

  2. I haven’t read any of the books on your list but The Piano Teacher is on my TBR list.

  3. I’ve read 6, 14 and 15. Read Umberto Eco far to quickly while on holiday, and it didn’t sink in, so will have to re-read at some stage. Just finished Little Bee (The Other Hand) yesterday. Still churning through my thoughts on that one – writing was amazing, but don’t think it lived up to the hype on the blurb. I re-read The Great Gatsby all the time – love it.

  4. Were you looking at your sidebar when you wrote that?LOL!! You have the top ten in exactly the same order as your sidebar! Or do you just remember your top ten in order? My top ten keeps changing, so I wouldn’t come up with the same list twice in a row, let alone the same order. I’m looking forward to completing M&M soon then moving on to Shadow without a Name.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! I had not thought of Beloved, that is an excellent book. Happy BTT!

  6. I’m hoping to read Blindness this month. I’ve had it lined up to go for weeks!

    Lezlie

  7. Yeah. Great choices. I knew you would have great choices! Name of the Rose, Master & Margarita- such great books. A bunch of these I haven’t read. I have The Hours in my TBR pile.

  8. Well there’s nothing there I can argue with. The Go-between and the Name of the Rose just missed my list and I have The Master and Margarita and The Painted Veil lined up for later this year,

  9. Although not on my list, I have read 9 books out of this list and will get around the rest.

    You are a very selective reader and diverse too. One of best book bloggers I know.

  10. I want to read Little Bee. Here’s mine.

  11. I loved The Hours! I can’t believe I forgot both that and Mrs Dalloway. What was I thinking?

  12. Beloved and The Hours were certainly books that stayed with me. I have Giovanni’s Room on my tbr pile and I plan to get to it in the next couple of months.

  13. Maybe by the end of the summer, I will finally be able to tell you I’ve read The Master and Margarita!

  14. This is a fantastic list! I got to 15 too soon – I wanted to include The Painted Veil, The Hours, The Great Gatsby, and a Forster (I loved both Howard’s End and A Room With A View).

  15. I haven’t read any in your list, though I did start Beloved and The Great Gatsby once. I believe I started getting creeped out by Beloved 🙂 Blindness is on my list of books I want to read.

  16. You have just added to my TBR pile with your excellent suggestions. To this list I would add Lord of the Flies and Charlotte’s Web.

  17. That’s a wonderful list. “Gatsby” almost made it onto my list, too. It probably would have been number sixteen, if I could have gone on a bit longer. I had a really hard time limiting myself to just fifteen books!

  18. Wow, okay now I’ve got to read Little Bee. Just haven’t wanted to afford it in hardback. I loved The Name of the Rose, too, and am glad to see it on one of these lists.

  19. I’ve read The Great Gatsby–that’s a really good book.

  20. Embarrassingly enough, I forgot The Great Gatsby, Not so great, huh? 😦

  21. I have a special bookcase for my “essentials”. After reading your list this morning, I’ve spent much of this day looking at the books on those shelves and wondering how I could choose fifteen. I’d need a few nonfiction: Flannery O’Connor’s The Habit of Being and The Writing Life by Annie Dillard. But I’d need Gatsby, too, and Stegner’s Crossing to Safety and, oh, dear, how to choose just one Dickens?

    Anyway, thanks for giving me an excuse to spend several hours with my favorites.

  22. Gatsby. I need to give Gatsby another read. My roommates and I once held a Gatsby party on July 5 back when we were undergrads. It was kind of a scandalous party as I recall….

  23. Great list. I really enjoyed The Name of the Rose, The Painted Veil, Beloved, The Great Gatsby, and Little Bee too. I have Blindness and The Piano Teacher on my soon tbr list. Many of my choices for this list go back a few years because of my age. But this was a fun meme to do.

  24. I haven’t read any of those on your list, but I know I’m looking forward to reading Beloved soon! 😉

  25. Haha! I want pictures of the Gatsby party, James! I love scandal!

  26. Love your list! I did this one, too. Most of these aren’t on my list, but could be! I loved Beloved, Maurice, The Great Gatsby, The Painted Veil, The Hours, and Blindness, all of which could have been on my list, too…

  27. Great list. We’d have a few overlaps. You have a couple I haven’t read yet.

  28. Erm, I haven’t read any on your list either but a few would have made it to my future wish list, if I ever kept an up-to-date one.

  29. Great List. I haven’t read any of them, but The Great Gatsby and The Brothers Karamazov are in the stack waiting. My post is finally up. here

  30. This list embodies a wide range of topics and authors. I have only read The Hours, The Master and Margarita, and A Separate Peace. Maurice is on my night-stand, waiting to be read as this month is gay pride month. I would like to venture in Toni Morrison when I’m not as busy.

  31. The Name of the Rose is on my list, too, of course. I would’ve included Beloved, Karamazov and Little Bee, but the fifteen was easily filled. I’m also reading Gatsby now.. delectable. 🙂

  32. I share five of these titles with you — a couple read from your recommendation and another revisited. I want to get to the Painted Veil one of these days. On my own list, I would include War and Peace and perhaps Passage to India.

  33. This is such a fun meme. I should have done it too. Name of the Rose is fabulous. From your others on here the one I really want to read is Little Bee.

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