Thursday, 30 July 2009

15 books meme

I've been tagged by The Well Read Kitty for this 15 books meme.

The rules are simple: Don't take too long to think about it, just list 15 books you've read that will always stick with you. They should be the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Then tag 15 friends (or, if you're like me, see which of your friends from the blogosphere will respond).

These are not in any order, nor are they necessarily my 'favourite' books, but these are stories which have stuck with me long after I finished reading each book.
  1. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  2. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  3. Papillon - Henri Charrière
  4. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  5. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
  6. Wild Swans - Jung Chang
  7. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela
  8. Portrait of the Artist's Wife - Barbara Anderson
  9. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres
  10. Mao's Last Dancer - Li Cunxin
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
  12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  13. Tatiana and Alexander - Paullina Simons
  14. Survivor - Tabitha King
  15. Falling Leaves - Adeline Yen Mah


BookieMonster said...

I followed your lead and posted mine!
BookieMonster’s 15 books

Sab said...

I would love to do this one, but I don't know if I can think of 15 books. It's sad... I haven't really read anything in ages. And of the books I would list I'd have to search for the authors. Yawn... too much work for me.

That said, I may take some of your list and read them, if I can find them!

Vagabonde said...

OK, they don’t have to be your favorite books, just those that made an impression, so these are those I can recall quickly, not in order and some read ages ago – a lot of these are in French though and I don’t know their title in English:
1.Suite Française -Irene Nemirovsky
2.Invitation à la Valse – Rosamond Lehmann (read it in French in 60s, but is UK author)
3.Voyage d’une Parisienne à Lhassa – Alexandra David-Néel
4.Les Allumettes Suédoises -Robert Sabatier
5.Bonjour Tristesse - Françoise Sagan
6.Le Grand Meaulnes - Alain Fournier
7.Phra Parang - Peter Pannapadipo
8.African Saga - Mirella Ricciardi
9.Bastard of Istanbul - Elif Shafak
10.Letters from Egypt - Lady Luce Gordon
11.Round the Bend - Neville Shute
12.The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
13.Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen
14.To Remember Forever – Gladys Hasty Carroll
15.Travels & Researches in South Africa – David Livingstone (1860 ed)

apparentlyjessy said...

I am going to look into some of these books, I am trying to get back into reading, and have just joined a book club. Thanks for the recommendations!