Friday, July 24, 2009

15 BOOKS



Another meme rears its ugly head:

Here are the rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. They don't have to be the greatest books you've ever read, just the ones that stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Copy these instructions and tag 15 ( or more) friends, including me - because I'm interested in seeing what books are in your head.

I went with the instructions and tried not to think about it too much. I was surprised it was mostly female authors, but I guess I just relate to smart, snarky women who don't censor themselves for some reason. Oz also has a lot of badass women for a turn-of-the-century childrens' book series. Loving is just hard to describe. Nobody describes daily life like Green, the way you're always afraid you're a total fake and someday people will catch you at it, but meanwhile things aren't too bad. Some of you may know how I hate long descriptions of landscapes or obscure lore in novels--well Loving is the complete opposite of that.


I thought about including graphic novels, but if I did that I'd never narrow it down to 15. Besides, comics are unique art form, they deserve their own list.



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1 comment:

Mark said...

Cool--here's a list off the top ma head. I may get something off your list for Rebeccinha...

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Gargantua and Pantagruel
The Corner
The Hobbit
Great Expectations
Oryx and Crake
Rosemary's Baby
How to Eat Fried Worms
Naked Lunch
The Jungle Book
Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
The Sheltering Sky
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
High Fidelity
Without Feathers