Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Memories

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week she asks us to share lists on the following:

July 24: Books with Sensory Reading Memories

I have to confess I’m finding it more and more difficult to remember what I have read let alone sensory memories.  I’ve also read a lot of similar books and I find that they tend to blend together so do the memories of reading them.  So this week I’m going to select books that I have distinct memories associated with them.

Ten books that stand out.

  1. Go, Dog. Go! Why not start at the beginning.  This is the first book I ever read on my own.  I remember sitting on our living room couch, it was an ugly brown sectional, and when I was done I went to the kitchen to tell my mother that I read it all on my own.
  2. Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs This is another book from my childhood.  My dad, who was blind, was a fan of this author’s writing and would have me read the short stories to him.
  3. The Shining (The Shining, #1) This was the first Stephen King book that I read.  It was a year or so after my mother died and this book was on her bookcase in the basement.  I 13 at the time and wasn’t interested in her romances so I gave this book a try to I remember reading late into the night.
  4. Say Goodnight, Gracie I read this in High School.  I enjoyed it so much I might never have returned it to the school library…  If I ever come across it maybe I will mail it to them.
  5. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus I read this book one summer in Bulgaria while I was visiting my husband in his home country before he emigrated to the states.
  6. The Time Machine This book I remember reading on a bus between cities in Turkey while on vacation.
  7. Twilight (Twilight, #1) This was one of the first books I read while working at my library.  We couldn’t keep it on the shelf and one week it was returned without a hold waiting for it.  It was Friday and 15 minutes left before closing in an empty library so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.  This is also the event that would eventually lead to this blog.
  8. The Goldfinch This book was one of the first audiobooks that I downloaded to listen to while working outside.  I remember reading a very emotional part and bawling while shearing a sheep.
  9. The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) This book will always have the memory of BEA attached to it.  I was able to meet Mr. Cronin who is such a nice man.  I had also been approved for an e-arc and read it that way due to the book’s size and tendency to fall on my face while reading in bed.
  10.  Lock In (Lock In, #1) I also picked this book in Chicago while attending BEA. The Science Fiction Writers of America were holding their convention at Palmer House after BEA and was holding a signing for readers.  So after my last day at BEA and I had dropped off my haul I got back on the train to head to the book signing and met John Scalzi for the first time.

There you have my list for the week.  Feel free to leave links to your list in the comments.