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10 Books Meme

I've seen this a couple of places now, most recently at hugemind's journal.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take but a few minutes, and don't think too hard - they don't have to be "right" or "great" works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends. Do this if you want to. :)

There are a lot of books that have stuck with me, and these are some that I'm glad I read.  In no particular order with the number stretched to 15 because I've been reading for 40 years -

  1. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

  2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

  3. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

  4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

  5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

  6. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle

  7. A River Runs Through It - Norman Maclean

  8. Island of the Blue Dolphins -  Scott O'Dell

  9. The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara

  10. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

  11. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

  12. A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

  13. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer

  14. Hiroshima - John Hersey

  15. Johnny Lion's Rubber Boots - Edith Thacher Hurd



Here is a list of books I read that I wish hadn't.

  1. Silas Marner - George Eliot

  2. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

  3. Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

  4. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

  5. The Light in the Forest - Conrad Richter

  6. A Separate Peace - John Knowles

  7. When the Legends Die - Hal Borland

  8. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

  9. Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

  10. The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

  11. How to Eat Fried Worms - Thomas Rockwell

Lucky me, I escaped Lord of the Flies, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and the Scarlet Letter.  How about you?

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