Friday Fifteen

Welcome to the third Friday Fifteen, in which I review fifteen books in fifteen words or less. Onto the books!

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Creepy, well-written. Love it even more every time I read it.

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
I was very proud to have figured out what the deal was with Crouch.

3. Waiting for the Rain by Sheila Gordon
7th grade, learned about apartheid. I remember kids go to the movies and share chocolate.

4. A Certain Strain of Peculiar by Gigi Amateau
Very sweet, gets the small Southern town vibe. Made me want to say y’all afterward.

5. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Scarlett is the tragic protagonist. You’re not supposed to like her.

6. The Winner (The Gymnasts #4) by Elizabeth Levy
Another 90s tween series. I read one or two instead of taking gymnastics.

7. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three mice discover red, yellow, and blue can make other colors too. Blew my mind!

8. Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume
Read this a zillion times. Judy gets the weirdness of shifting friendships in middle school.

9. Women Artists: An Illustrated History by Nancy Heller
Won this as part of the art award in high school. Lots of cool images/info.

10. Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Assigned in 9th grade. I liked it until the end, which went off the rails.

11. The All New, All Purpose Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker
Want to cook bear? That’s in here, along with pretty much everything food related.

12. Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle by Stephen Dunning
6th grade, first foray into poetry that didn’t necessarily rhyme. Didn’t understand most of it.

13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Very clear memories of reading this at my desk in first grade.

14. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
Wizenberg combines the best of food writing with a touching memoir.

15. Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey by Martin Handford
He’s on a boat! Or the beach…

Feel free to share your own Friday Fifteens in the comments. Happy weekending!

0 thoughts on “Friday Fifteen

  1. Amy says:

    I absolutely could have sworn I read Jane Eyre in college, but when I read Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt, I got none of the JE references. I should re-read…and I love your review on #6!

  2. JenFW says:

    What an interesting format and challenge for a book review. Fun! Number 11 is my favorite here. Believe it or not, I also read–or tried to read–12. I don’t remember a thing about it except the title. I am a fan of watermelon pickles, and I’ve even made them, so I was attracted to the title.

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