Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Twenty-Year Book Meme

Hummmmm.... what books have I loved and remembered throughout my life?  Play along if you like!  Leave me a comment if you participate in the meme.

Pick the first 5 books that pop into your head for the given time span. 

The Twenty-Year Book Meme

20 years ago I was reading:
  1. Drake:  The Man they Called a Pirate by Jean Latham
  2. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George
  4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

15 years ago I was reading:
  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
  4. Loads of poetry by Anne Sexton
  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
10 years ago I was reading:
    1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    2. The Iliad by Homer
    3. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
    4. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
    5. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein

    5 years ago I was reading:
    1. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
    2. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    3. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    4. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
    5. Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald

    3 years ago I was reading:
    1. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
    2. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
    3. The Corner that Held Them by Sylvia Townsend-Warner
    4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
    5. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

    2 years ago I was reading:
    1. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    2. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
    3. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
    4. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
    5. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir 

    1 year ago I was reading:  
    1. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
    2. Drood by Dan Simmons
    3. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
    4. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
    5. Watchmen by Alan Moore

    My most recently completed reads:
    1.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    2. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann
    3. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
    4. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
    5. The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

    Currently I'm reading:
    1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    2. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    4. The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf

    Next I want to read:
    1. Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll
    2. A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron
    3. Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett
    4. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
    5. Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley  by Alison Weir


    christina said...

    Awesome meme.

    Amanda from NHHS said...

    I'm going to try this in a note on FB. Great idea, hope I can think back that far!! LOL.

    Andi said...

    Very cool meme. I'll have to try this one and hope my memory holds up.

    Katie said...

    Hey Amanda! I love all your lists!!! I think we might be book kindred-spirits. There are a lot of things on your lists of reads that I actually really want to read, as well.

    Traci said...

    This is awesome, and I'm totally going to do it as well!

    AJJ said...

    Hmmm....I wonder who was influencing you 5 years ago.