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Book Meme

Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

Stolen from bloody_bint 

1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - dark, disturbing, with an amazing twist ending.  Could. Not. Put. It. Down.  Freaked my mother out when I made her read it, though.
2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding - the one book I had to read in highschool that I still think about.
3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier - first in a series.  Amazing fantasy story based on pre-existing myths/folk tales and set in ancient Ireland.  Her writing is incredible.
4. The Linnet Bird by Linda Holeman - gut-wrenching, epic.  The lows are so devastatingly low, but the highs are incredible.
5. The Moonlit Cage by Linda Holeman - ditto.  Technically the sequel to the Linnet Bird but it doesn't spoil the story to read them separately.
6. Star by Star by Troy Denning – this sticks, but not happily.  A beloved hero loses his life in what (I think) basically amounts to a grab for ratings/readership.  Part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe multi-book story arc, “The New Jedi Order”.
7. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel – also the first in a series and still my favourite of the bunch.  Prehistoric life is hard, but reading about it is a can't-put-it-down journey!
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – Harry Potter, of course.  Loved them all but the finale was incredible.
9.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – first in a series, set around known historic events and told through the personal story of two very memorable characters.
10. Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston – Another in the New Jedi Order arc, in which three of my four favourite “beyond the saga” characters play principal roles.  Allston’s humour and injection of character is refreshing in a sometimes grim series.  My first fanfic took place during the events of this book.
11. Uhura's Song by Janet Kagan - the only Star Trek book I've ever read, which my mother read to me when I was ten.
12. Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams – I bought it ages ago because it was about cats, and I love cats, and I really very much enjoyed this blend of feline life with fantasy.
13. Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold – the first in a series, perhaps not the most powerful book I have ever read, but detailed and original.
14. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – I think they’re making this into a movie but I read it several years ago.  Amazing concept with a punch-to-the-gut ending.
15. The Well of Shades by Juliet Marillier – Part of a different series by an author I thoroughly enjoy.  Also has a basis in history – it is a tale of the mysterious Picts – with a personal story given to an individual that exists in history in name only.  This is the third book and its story moves away from Bridei (that aforementioned historical person) and onto his Gaelic bodyguard, Faolan, and a truly touching love story.



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May. 21st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I love the Clan of the Cavebear series soooo much! I joined a group just so I'd know when the next installment is coming out!
Great list you've got here, most of which I've never heard of, but if they make any readers top 15 I'm sure they're worth looking up!
May. 21st, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Out of all of them, I recommend the two by Linda Holeman (read the third in the series if you must, it's actually quite lacklustre in comparison, but the first two are essential), and anything by Juliet Marillier.
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