15 book in 15 minutes

Super busy with Revision Smackdown goals (speaking of which, Revision Tips from yours truly featured on Cuppa Jolie today! Thanks Jolie!). No time for blogging. No time for distraction.

Well... Maybe a quick distraction.

The rules: 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 fifteen minutes.

Off the top of my head:
1. James and the Giant Peach
2. Like Water For Chocolate
3. Wind and The Willows
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. The Color Purple
6. Merchant Of Marvels and Peddler of Dreams
7. Snowy Day
8. Where The Wild Things Are
9. The BFG
10. Ramona Quimby Age 8
11. Twig
12. The Hobbit
13. Home Coming
14. Had a Good Time
15. Ain't Gonna Paint No More

Okay, some after thoughts:
  • I wonder what this list would look like if I took the time to really think about it.
  • Most of the books here are books I read before the age of 20 (which is not to say I don't still read, Gafaw. I read so much that I annoy my family).
  • I didn't count the books as I listed them, I just listed until it looked like there were more than 15. Here's the few that I also listed before I figured I had at least 15:
16. Rome Antics
17. A Long Way From Chicago
18. Door Bells of Florence
19. The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Interesting note: #17 and #19 were more recent reads (from the last few months). I wonder if they would come up if I made this same list a few years from now. I hope so, they are awesome books.
  • I kinda hate lists of favorite books. They make me feel like I'm excluding beloved children or something. I guess I kind of like this one though because it's just a quick brain barf. I'm sure for the rest of the day I'll be listing all the awesome books that I've ever read that stick with me and that's kinda cool.
  • Sorry I'm too lazy to make links to these fabulous books. Need to get back to work.
P.S. I saw this "15 books in 15 minutes" on the blog The Story's Story. I think someone on twitter linked there. Sorry for the sloppy credit on this one -- Like I said, I've got to get back to work!

UPDATE: I realized I made a typo. #18 and #19 were recent reads. I read A Long Way From Chicago several years ago.