Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ten Books You Cannot Live Without


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This is just a reminder to people to join in on the Blogger List of Books They Cannot Live Without. I think this could be fun and interesting to see what books get the top spots. The final number will depend on how many people participate and how often there are duplicates in books.

Also, do not forget that it would be best to only include books that you have read, and they do not have to be your favourite books of all time, just the books that you think that you or the world could not be without. Try and limit yourself to ten, but if you need one or two extra, like for a Thursday Thirteen, that would be fine. Try not to go overboard!

The chance to join will run for a month, that will give people time to decide what they want to include on their lists, so get your thinking caps on! And, be sure if you join in you let me know somehow, preferably by commenting on my blog. Hopefully if people start joining word of mouth will carry and we can get even more people joining in.




Participants Lists:
Becky's Book Reviews
Chris's book-a-rama
Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic
Me
A Piece of my Mind
Nat
Tripping Toward Lucidity
Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff
It's All About Books
3M's Booklist
Bookgirl's Nightstand
SciFiChick
Tempting Persephone
The Way I See It
An Adventure in Reading
In Season
Writing my Life Away
Book Nut
West of Mars
A Patchwork of Books
Travel and Reading
Morsie Reads
A High and Hidden Place
In Pink
Thrifty Reader
Caught Between Worlds
historical-fiction.net
Rene Lyons
Books Love Me
Life Long Reader
Literate Kitten
a Fair Substitute for Heaven
The Sheila Variations
Caged Minutes
The Dragon's Loss
My Piece of Heaven
Bookfoolery and Babble
Amelia's Passion
Jennie's B[ook]log
The Indextrious Reader
Yarn~Knit~Read~Lit
Tea Reads
Caribous Mom
Practicing Stillness
Between the Covers
Rhinoa's Ramblings
Stuff Running 'Round My Head
Stitches May Vary
Identity

Anyone else? Come on people, it's fun!

61 comments:

  1. As you wish.....my list is posted on my site. You can see it Here:

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  2. Hi Kailana! Julia left her list on my comments page, if you want to have a look.

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  3. Hey Kailana! I'm sorry I haven't done it yet.. tomorrow, promise!

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  4. Kailana: Where do I go to do this. I have been dying for years to be able to put up a definitive list of books I cannot live without and haven't been able to... there's absolutely too many to list. At any rate, please let me know.

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  5. Hey - I just read your list and love your series trend. I've noticed when I try to list top films I usually veer off into miniseries instead. British miniseries, that is... I really love spending time with my favorite characters, and series do the trick!

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  6. Hey Kailana ;D Here are my 10 books!
    http://natuschan.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-books-i-couldnt-live-without.html

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  7. Fun!!!! I've got my list posted here.

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  8. I will post my list on my blog at some point, but in the meantime here they are:
    1. The Bible

    2. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery - this was a re-read for me during my younger years

    3. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - especially The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    4. A Woman's Journey to the Heart of God by Cynthia Heald - one of my all-time favorite books

    5. The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers - this book really impacted me when I read it

    6. Third Culture Kids by David Pollock, Ruth van Reken - very impactful for my life

    7. Scamps, Scholars and Saints compiled by the Dyers - a collection of poems and stories by MKs and TCKs

    8. Quality Friendship by Gary Inrig - excellent, excellent book on friendship

    9. Ice by Shane Johnson - this book really impacted me, even though it's fiction

    10. Shannara series by Terry Brooks - some of my all-time favorite books

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  9. For what it's worth, mine are now posted!

    http://sueysbooks.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-books-i-cant-live-without.html

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  10. I have mine in a Thursday Thirteen:

    ://3mbooklist.blogspot.com/2007/03/thursday-thirteen-8.html

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  11. Just finished posting mine :)

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  12. Sure, you can use mine!
    Great idea!

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  13. Chelle1:26 PM

    I threw in the towel at #10 because there were too many titles crowding in my head for that spot! :)

    You can find my list at:
    http://persephonereads.wordpress.com

    This was fun! Thanks!

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  14. Mine's up! (I limited it to fiction ...)

    http://zeekspage.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-books-i-couldnt-live-without.html

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  15. Will try to squeeze something in early next week. I've been just flattened lately...

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  16. I love to play games like this. I've done something like this before, but I've reposted it here

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  17. Kailana, my list is up, but not at my book site. I usually do Thursday Thirteens on my In Season blog:
    http://bookschatterblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-thirteen-books-i-couldnt-live.html

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  18. I couldn't help but join in. You can find my post here

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  19. Nice to meet you, Kailana! My list is up at West of Mars

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  20. I'm in! I'll post them on Bookie this weekend and link up to you.

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  21. Hi! I love this idea. I found out about it via Susan aka WestofMars and had to do my own list.

    I think there's a max of two of mine that could mesh with others/ What can I say, I like being unique :)

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  22. My list will be posted on my site. And you're right, this IS fun!!

    http://apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com

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  23. I'm having a good time reading everyones' lists! (Getting some good suggestions!)

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  24. I am loving reading everyone's lists too! The first thing I do if I have been out and come home is to check and see if I got anymore! So, people should keep sending them in! We have an interesting list so far. :)

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  25. Hello! Well you have really started something! I have finished my list, you can find it under 'In The Pink' Top Ten Books or Bloggers Top Ten Books posted on 24th March 2007.

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  26. Ok, I did my ten. But I want to change my mind already. LOL

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  27. Hey there Kailana!

    I did my list of 10 books. Check out my blog!

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  28. I posted mine on my blog!

    http://renelyons.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-books-i-cant-live-without.html

    Love your list. :)

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  29. I posted my list on my site.

    http://historical-fiction.net/?p=23

    That was fun, thanks!

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  30. Ok, I got mine up now - Top 10 :-)

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  31. Great idea - mine is on my blog :

    http://lifelongreader.blogspot.com/2007/03/list-of-top-ten-books.html

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  32. Okay, I made it fifteen, but I did mine too.

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  33. Here's mine!

    http://www.sheilaomalley.com/archives/007833.html

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  34. Hello! Great idea! I was sent to you by the tage list on "In the Pink", my list can be found at cagedminutes.blogspot.com

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  35. Hey Kailana,

    I'm working on mine, but I've gotta tell you, picking just TEN books to live without is extremely hard for me...since I dont want to live without ANY of my favorites! haha.

    I'll let you know when I finish mine and post it though!

    Hugs,
    Dylan

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  36. thanks to everyone that has joined in!

    I look forward to seeing your list, Dylan, and anyone else that is lurking in the shadows. :)

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  37. That was a tough list, but I got one posted! I did it as a Thursday Thirteen in hopes of making it a little easier, but it wasn't!

    http://myreadingbooks.blogspot.com/index.html

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  38. I am sure my list will not be what you might had in mind! These are books 'I' couldn't live without and they have nothing to do with great writing.

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  39. Hi Kailana! Thanks for doing this :) As tough as it was to narrow it down to just ten(very,very tough), it also brought back a lot of great memories.

    Here is my list:

    http://ameliaspassion.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-books-i-cant-live-without.html

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  40. Hi Kailana,
    I've joined in too. Just posted my list:
    http://jenniesbooklog.blogspot.com/2007/03/10-books-i-couldnt-live-without.html

    Thanks!

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  41. A heads up. Amelia's link isn't working.

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  42. It took me forever to come up with just ten and then I kind of snuck a couple extras in. ;) Here's my list

    http://bookfoolery.blogspot.com/2007/03/friday-five-foolery-five-favorites.html

    It started out as a list of five and kept growing, so ignore the "Friday Five" within the link.

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  43. Like everyone says, it was hard to limit it to 10! But so much fun to try. My list is up on my site.

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  44. I'm getting my list together and should be posting it in the next couple of days at personalid.blogspot.com

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  45. I managed to pare it down to ten books. This is a challenging and thought-provoking idea! Thanks for putting it out there! I enjoy reading the lists to get ideas for books to add to my TBR list!
    :)

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  46. My list is posted
    here

    - teabird

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  47. Here is my list:

    http://caribousmom.blogharbor.com/
    blog/_archives/2007/4/4/2858380.html

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  48. Okay...you forced me to be selective *grins* I added an addendum and listed a couple of specific Steinbeck novels:

    http://caribousmom.blogharbor.com/blog
    /_archives/2007/4/4/2858380.html

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  49. At last, at last, at last! And I did manage to get it down to just 10 (I'm very impressed with myself). My long-awaited list is here.

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  50. I put a list in my blog http://practicingstillness.blogspot.com/
    This was hard then it seemed at first thought. I might change my mind by tomarrow.

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  51. My list is on my site at Rhinoa's Ramblings and I put a link back here.

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  52. I put my list on my site:
    www.bassetknitter.blogspot.com

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  53. Sending another blogger your way soon from,
    http://bowledoverandout.blogspot.com/

    Cannot wait to see the final list and can't wait to get stuck into some of the books listed so far.

    How do you fancy top 10 albums next, or bloggers island disks?!?

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  54. I'd do another one with music if there was enough interest. The master list is interesting, but I have lost track of the winners myself. It will be fun putting everything together!

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  55. This is fun and interesting, thanks! My blog/list is at: http://stitchesmayvary.blogspot.com/2007/04/10-books-i-cant-live-without.html

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  56. Here is my list...enjoy (I hope)!

    http://of-nothing.blogspot.com/2007/04/ten-books-i-couldnt-live-without.html

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  57. Hello! My Mum has recently joined the blogosphere (http://bowledoverandout.blogspot.com/) and wanted to join in the bloggers book list but has had trouble getting her list to you so I am adding it via this comment.
    Can you add the books to your list and add her to the list of participants? I am going home soon and will see what the problem was but in the meantime I wanted to make sure her list got to you in time. Thanks so much, her books are:

    The Runes of The Earth, Stephen Donaldson

    Signs of Life - Gaia, James Lovelock

    Stories From Shakespear, The Complete Plays

    Vanity Fair, Thackeray

    Mustn't Grumble, Terry Wogan

    Middlemarch, George Elliot

    Wessex Tales, Thomas Hardy

    I Claudius and Claudius the God, Robert Graves

    Soul Mountain, Guo Xingjian

    Don Quixote, Cervantes

    My thanks again and good luck putting the list together.

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  58. Much as I hate to do this . . . I recently finished a book off my library pile and it's true love. So my Top 10 is now a Top 11.

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  59. THE HORSE'S MOUTH - Joyce Carey
    YOUNG HEARTS CRYING - Richard Yates
    THE CIVIL WAR, A NARRATIVE HISTORY (3 vol) - Shelby Foote
    THE AUBREY MATURIN SERIES (21 vol) - Patrick O'Brian
    THE GREECIAN NOVELS (6 vol) - Mary Renault
    THE SHORT STORIES OF JOHN CHEEVER - John Cheever
    THE NOVELS OF JOHN CHEEVER (5 vol) - John Cheever
    THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING - T. S. White
    A CANTICLE FOR LIEBOWITZ - Walter M. Miller, Jr.
    THE AUTUMN OF THE MIDDLE AGES - Johann Huizinga

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