15 books in 15 minutes

Here’s a meme everyone can play along with.


This can be a quick one. 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. Tag 15 friends, including me because I’m interested in seeing what books my friends choose. Ready? Go!

  1. beautifullosersBeautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
  2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  3. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  4. Anna Karenina by Tolstoy (as it’s taking FOREVER for me just to read it!)
  5. The First Five by Henry Rollins
  6. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  7. The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
  8. Madame Bovary by Flaubert (probably because I read it WAY too young)
  9. those effing vampire books by Anne Rice—The Vampire Lestat, Interview with a Vampire, Queen of the Damned, etc. (ah, impressionable youth)
  10. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (anyone who’s read it as a young person understands why this will stick)
  11. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (I think I had to read this three times in junior high, no wonder)
  12. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  14. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote (okay, it’s a short story; so sue me)
  15. Sarah by J.T. LeRoy