…Which is exactly what I need whilst I get my bearings after a nice break away and whilst all seems to be chaos in the land of blogger! Genuinely if you can recommend another blog site I am definitely thinking about changing provider, though can you carry over all you have already done?
Anyway I realized that I had missed last weeks Booking Through Thursday and so thought “why not do it now” especially as it was the fun and fairly quick “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.” And here are what I came up with…
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Woman In White – Wilkie Collins
The Time Travelers’ Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Woman In Black – Susan Hill
Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
The Boy in the Stripped Pyjama’s – John Boyne
Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mr Pip - Lloyd Jones
State of Happiness – Stella Duffy
Human Croquet – Kate Atkinson
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
These are in no particular order by the way it is literally as they came into my head. I did then think of Helen Garners 'The Spare Room but that would be sixteen! As to why these books stuck, it would be the plot, the characters and the prose plus most books which stick in my head but arent my instant favoruites are ones that reall make me think and all 15 of these have in varying ways. Isnt it weird though that the books that have ‘stuck with me’ aren’t all the ones that I would say are my favourite fifteen books of all time. That would be quite, quite a different list maybe I will blog about that another time, and if things keep going as they do maybe on another blog!
What about you do your fifteen books that have 'stuck' matched your favourites and what is it that makes a book stick in your head?