4.6.09

Booking Through Thursday: 15 Books


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.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
3. After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. The Secret History by Donna Tart
6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9. Anne Frank's Diary
10. King Lear by William Shakespeare
11. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
12. Matilda by Roald Dahl
13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
14. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
15. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

29 comments:

Shari said...

I didn't even think of Shakespeare! But for me it would have been Hamlet. Would like to read the Secret History.

Dot said...

Shari- Hamlet's excellent too, I think I picked King Lear because I studied it at school and the teacher I had was brilliant.

Shari said...

Yup, that's why I love Hamlet! Actually we did King Lear as well, and I enjoyed it, but I got to read the part of Hamlet in class, so really got into the character!

violetcrush said...

I haven't read anything by Roald Dahl yet, although I love the movie Matilda. We do have quite a few books similar :)

Melody said...

I'm with you on #4, #6 & #14. I can't wait to read Jane Eyre soon!

gautami tripathy said...

We got a lot common. And from other's I have almost all!

Stuck forever and ever!

Jo said...

I really should have had Jane eyre on mine! Not sure what I'd have taken off though. I'm reading Rebecca at the moment. I really didn't think I was going to like it, but loving it so far.

Novroz said...

Thx for visiting. If you really want to try reading Stephen King don’t expect too much…because it might not be your genre!! (A tip from a big fans :) )

I forgot Kite Runner :( and I'm still searching for Mockingbird

Dot said...

Jo- Pleased that you're reading Rebecca, hope that you enjoy it! It was hard to narrow it down to just 15 books wasn't it!

Novroz- I shall have to do more Stephen King research, I used to love horror books when I was younger but I haven't read a good one for quite a while!

Nicole said...

I loved reading Rebecca. My aunt read that one too and I go around randomly saying to her, "Maxim, oh Maxim."

Charli and me said...

You have listed some fantastic books. Happy BTT. I just added 'The Vampyre' to my list of books to read. Thanks for the recomendations.

Dot said...

Nicole- Rebecca is my favourite book, Maxim is great isn't he! Happy BTT!

Charli and me- Hope that you enjoy The Vampyre, Happy BTT!

Amy said...

Great post, love it!

fleurfisher said...

Oooh, nice list- every one a book I love. I really should have remembered I Capture The Castle - but fifteen just wasn't enough!

Jess said...

Jane Eyre is one of mine as well. Great list!

JoAnn said...

This is a great list - I forgot I Capture the Castle!

Jacqueline C said...

I've got The Secret History on my shelf. I really need to get to it! Here's mine.

3m said...

Great list! I had The Book Thief, Dracula, and To Kill a Mockingbird as well. BUT I forgot Jane Eyre!!

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mattviews said...

Rebecca and Pride and Prejudice have really made the way around the blogs! I have never read the first.

My full list.

mattviews said...

Rebecca and Pride and Prejudice have really made the way around the blogs! I have never read the first.

My full list.

Karen said...

Hi Dot - I have only just discovered your blog and am so glad I have - it's great! I agree with so many of the books on your list too - The Book Thief would definitely have been top of the list for me and having just finished re-reading I Capture The Castle it would have been there too.

Crystal said...

Great list - love To Kill a Mockingbird, P&P and Twillight. I will have to read Rebecca - have heard wonderful things about it but have not read it yet.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I'm still ruing missing out Gatsby. Was avoiding children's books, but it's up for debate which Roald Dahl I would've included. Matilda was amazing, but then again, so was The Witches and The BFG and Boy!

Book Thief was a good read... and I really really need to read Pride & Prejudice. Might be the only person in the whole wide world who hasn't read it!

Sandra said...

You've got some great ones listed there. I really loved the Book Thief, Rebbeca, After You'd Gone, Kite Runner, and Ann Frank's Diary too. My list goes back a few years because I'm older. This is a fun meme. I'm glad I've discovered your blog too.

Frances said...

Matilda and The Great Gatsby are both on my list but I completely forgot The Secret History. Really like that one too. Happy reading!

Diane said...

Aw "Rebecca" --loved that one too; great list

Kim said...

Great list, Dot. My Dahl book would be The BFG, loved reading that to my boys when they were small. 15 really isn't enough, I keep thinking of more great books!
Happy BTT.

Dot said...

Karen- thank you! I loved I Capture the Castle, the film is really good too! I think I may have to have a re-read over the summer. Just popped over and looked at your blog, it's lovely!

Ladybug said...

Great list, Dot! I have four of those books in my TBR pile :)

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