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Fifteen Significant Books Meme

This was originally a Facebook challenge, but here are the rules for anyone else who might want to try their hand at it.

Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. 15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.


  1. John Wyndham: The Day of the Triffids

  2. C. S. Lewis: The Horse and His Boy

  3. Peter O'Donnell: Modesty Blaise

  4. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Curse of Chalion

  5. Joe Abercrombie: The First Law Trilogy

  6. Monica Edwards: Storm Ahead (and all her Romney Marsh books)

  7. Andre Norton: Year of the Unicorn (amongst other Witch World books)

  8. Wilbur Smith: Eagle in the Sky

  9. Eric Linklater: Wind on the Moon

  10. Ursula LeGuin: A Wizard of Earthsea (original trilogy, not the later ones)

  11. Lois McMaster Bujold: Warrior's Apprentice (and all the Vorkosiverse novels)

  12. Rosemary Sutcliffe: Eagle of the Ninth

  13. George R. R. Martin: A Game of Thrones

  14. Terry Pratchett: Night Watch

  15. Diana Wynne Jones: Deep Secrets

Some selected because they are books that won't get out of my head and others because I read them at a particular time of my life when they held relevance.

Comments

I like this one.

I'll have a go when I have time later!
Please do. Whwn I sat down to think about it I was surprised at how much I've read DIDN'T immediately spring to mind. Some of it SHOULD have, of course.
I knew I liked you.
We have a significant match? Yes?
About half the authors, though not the particular books. For particular books, 10, 11, 12, and 3.

Favourite books

Weee! Someone else who's read "The Wind On The Moon"!

Re: Favourite books

It was read to our class (serialised by our teacher, Mrs Thompson) when I was eight and oh how I loved that golden puma! And I think of it every time I pack for a journey and roll my clothes into sausages instead of packing them flat. (It actually works very well.) It's one of those books that has always stayed with me. WotM was, of course, a Carnegie Medal winner in its day, but (sadly) largely forgotten now. I bought a copy, but I was too afraid to read it as an adult because I didn't want to spoil the magic. I suspect it is of its time, though perhaps now could be read as historical fiction. Have you read it as an adult? Does it stand the test of time? Should I be brave enough to read it again?

Re: Favourite books

I never finished reading it as a child because I was too upset by the puma's death (I was cat person even then)
I read it to my kids many years ago and another one by Linklater, "Pirates of the Deep Green Sea" which featured a splendid octopus called Cully.
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