Thursday, June 04, 2009

BTT: Sticky

Over at Booking Through Thursday, Laura posted this week's prompt: “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.”

Well, well. This isn't going to be easy, because I tend to forget details shortly after I finish the last page of a book. I'll remember whether I liked it or not and I may remember the basic theme or plot, but I'm not going to be able to give a detailed summary even a day or two after I've finished reading the book. I'm sure that even after I list fifteen books, there are going to be many others that are more deserving to be tagged as “unforgettable”.

  1. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  2. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  3. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
  4. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  6. A Severed Wasp by Madeleine L'Engle
  7. The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  8. Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank
  9. The Harrad Experiment by Robert H. Rimmer
  10. Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott
  11. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  12. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  13. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  14. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Whew! Did it. And, that's it until next week's Booking Through Thursday.


  1. I had To Kill a Mockingbird on my list, too. I forgot about Little Women and Little House on the Prarie. I guess those can be 16 and 17. :)

  2. I forgot about To Kill a Mockingbird. Great list

  3. I have a Severed Wasp in my TBR pile.

    My favorite adult novel of hers is A Live Coal in the Sea.

  4. Thanks for your welcome to BTT! You know, I could have written your intro to your list as well.... So many books, so little time, such an overloaded memory! ;)