Book Meme

Just stumbled across this one, and I added some questions of my own.

A book that made you cry: The Notebook, by Nicolas Sparks. I read this over a lunch break. I had to stop reading after every other page because I couldn’t keep from crying. I was afraid people at work would think something was wrong.

A book that scared you: I can’t think of a book that ever scared me. I’ve read quite a few horror books, but none actually scared me.

A book that made you laugh: Undead and Unwed, by MaryJanice Davidson. A 30 year-old, 6-foot, blonde vampire, with a love for shoes, who thinks blood is disgusting… I can definitely relate to the Betsy, except for the whole vampire thing. And this series continues to get better with each book. I love MJ’s sense of humor!

A book that disgusted you: The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. I just remember reading the first chapter back in Jr. High. I wanted to read it because it was a classic. But the first few pages disgusted me so much I didn’t want to continue.

A book you loved in elementary school: The Nancy Drew series. Oh, how I wanted to be a girl detective!

A book you loved in middle school: The Girl With the Silver Eyes, by Willo Davis Roberts. How cool would it be to be able to move things with your mind?! After reading this book, I guarantee you’ll try staring at something really hard to see if you can get it to move. 😉

A book you loved in high school: Pretty much anything Star Trek. But one of my favorites was Reunion, by Michael Jan Friedman and Dave Stern. I loved the vivid descriptions and the characters came alive to me. There were some pretty cool aliens as well. No, I didn’t date much in high school.

A book you hated in high school: Besides my textbooks, Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell. I read this one after watching the movie. And I found that I disliked the characters even more than I did while watching the movie. I really can’t stand Scarlett.

A book you loved in college: Art and Fear, by David Bayles. This was a textbook in an illustration class. My professor challenged us to not be afraid of failure. Interesting book.

A book that challenged your identity: Besides the Bible, another book that really impacted me on a personal level was When God Whispers Your Name, by Max Lucado.

A series that you love: Sooo many, but one of my favorites is the Noble Dead series, by Barb and J.C. Hendee. They don’t come fast enough for me.

Your favorite horror book: The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac, by Vicki Pettersson. I’d call it more urban fantasy than horror, but it’s dark enough to be in the “horror” category.

Your favorite science fiction book: Another hard decision, but one of them would be Area 51, by Robert Doherty. Action-packed and reads like you’re watching a movie. Fantastic series.

Your favorite fantasy book: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. This is another one that can make me cry too.

Your favorite mystery book: And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie. Actually, anything by Agatha Christie.

Your favorite biography: The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom. Powerful book that I read as a teen. It challenged my faith and made me wonder what I’d do if I was ever persecuted for my faith.

Your favorite “coming-of-age” book: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. I just read it last year, and now it tops on my list of fantasy books.

Your favorite classic: The Count of Monte Cristo. Also, my favorite book of all time, as many of you know by now.

Your favorite romance book: I’m going to have to go with The Notebook, by Nicolas Sparks.

Your favorite book not on this list: To not repeat books that I’ve already mentioned in other lists, I’ll go with The Misenchanted Sword, by Lawrence Watt-Evans. Mixing not-so-subtle humor into a wonderful fantasy world, I loved this story.

17 thoughts on “Book Meme”

  1. Wow! Great List!! The Count of Monte Cristo is in (at the very least) my top 3 books EVER! I liked Gone With the Wind, but hated Scarlett. Way more than I disliked her in the movie.

    I was a BIG Nancy Drew fan in grade school. (I just saw the trailer for the new movie….Nancy is MUCH younger.) And I think Murder on the Orient Express or Ten Little Indians would be my favorite Agatha!

  2. Angela, you’re awesome! You know a good book when you read one. When God Whispers Your Name is one of my favorites too.

    I started reading The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac in the grocery store one day and I was hooked. I plan on buying it next time I’m there. Thanks for the reccomendation.

  3. This is a great one!

    I have to agree with you about ‘Gone with the Wind’. There just wasn’t much to like about Scarlett. But now it’s a classic… go figure.

  4. I’m with Iliana, Trixie Beldon was my favorite but I did like my Nancy Drew. Nice list, Angela! And you disliked Scarlett because she was a pill. Rereading GWTW a year or two ago, I’m amazed at how much more I like Melanie. Melanie is awesome.

  5. Great list Angela! I like this one too… too bad I can’t remember what the heck I read in elementary school and high shchool and anything back in that time! 🙂

  6. this was fabulous – i’ve read so many books, even as a kid that picking favorites would take some mental escavating.

  7. I just finished the first 4 books of Mary Janice Davidson’s Undead series and I adored them. They’re definitely good for a giggle. As for the Noble Dead series, loved it, and just passed the first three books on to a friend via bookcrossing 😉

  8. What an interesting meme. I must confess I have not read most of your choices, but some of them sound like things I’d like. And I’ve been meaning to read The Count of Monte Cristo for years.

    I answer this meme over at my blog as well.

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