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Book Meme

Book Meme [via Jennifer]

A book that made you cry

The Lovely Bones
– Alice Sebold


A book that scared you


The Plot Against America
– Philip Roth


A book that made you laugh


Lucy Talk
– Fiona Walker

A book that disgusted you
I haven’t read a book that disgusted me.


A book you loved in elementary school


Brief aan de Koning
/Geheimen van het Wilde Woud
– Tonke Dragt


A book you loved in middle school

In the Netherlands, you don’t really have a middle school. After six years of elementary/primary school, you enter high school. When I was around middle school age, I read everything by Thea Beckman. My most favorite are her two trilogies, one about the Hundred Year’s War and one about a possible future.
The trilogy on the Hundred Year’s War: Geef Me de Ruimte / Triomf van de Verschroeide Aarde / Het Rad van Fortuin
The trilogy on a possible future: Kinderen van Moeder Aarde / Het Helse Paradijs / Het Gulden Vlies van Thule
I can recommend both these trilogies, and I hope to see them translated into English soon! (no idea if this is a future project, though!)


A book you loved in high school


Pillars of the Earth
– Ken Follet / Day of the Jackal – Frederick Forsyth / Brave New World – Aldous Huxley


A book you hated in high school


Ubu Roi
– Alfred Jarry


A book you loved in college


Pride and Prejudice
– Jane Austen (and not just in college)


A book that challenged your identity


The Zahir
– Paolo Coelho


A series that you love


In Death
series – JD Robb / M. Didius Falco – Lindsey Davis / Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling


Your favorite horror book


The Historian
– Elisabeth Kostova


Your favorite science fiction book

Some Star Trek: Voyager books


Your favorite fantasy


Lord of the Rings Trilogy
– JRR Tolkien / Dragon Bone Chair series – Tad Williams


Your favorite mystery


A Dying Light in Corduba
(M. Didius Falco series) – Lindsey Davis


Your favorite biography

I don’t think I have ever read a “star’s” biography, but I guess Life of King Alfred by the Welsh monk Asser is a good guess.


Your favorite “coming of age” book

No idea if this is a “coming of age” book, but Two Lives by Vikram Seth is a wonderful tale of the author about his great-uncle and aunt.


Your favorite classic


The Canterbury Tales
– Geoffrey Chaucer


Your favorite romance book


Vita Brevis
– Jostein Gaarder


Your favorite book not on this list


Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow
– Peter Høeg

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