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MASSIVE BOOK POLL. I laboriously compiled a list of my formative books. pls check what you've read!


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Poll #2053610 which of my formative books have you read?

Fiction that is vital to my selfhood:

"A Door Into Ocean" by Joan Slonczewski (science fiction)
3(20.0%)
"Daughter of Elysium" by Joan Slonczewski (science fiction)
1(6.7%)
"Brain Plague" by Joan Slonczewski (science fiction)
1(6.7%)
"The Children Star" by Joan Slonczewski (science fiction)
1(6.7%)
"Egalia's Daughters" by Gerd Brantenberg (satirical science fiction)
1(6.7%)
"Biting the Sun" by Tanith Lee (science fiction)
4(26.7%)
"Raising the Stones" by Sheri S. Tepper (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
"The Visitor" by Sheri S. Tepper (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
"The Family Tree" by Sheri S. Tepper (science fiction)
1(6.7%)
"Dark Water's Embrace" by Stephen Leigh (science fiction)
1(6.7%)
"Ascension" by Jacqueline Koyanagi (science fiction)
2(13.3%)

Fiction that is very important to me but not as necessary:

"The Silver Metal Lover" by Tanith Lee (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
Crossroads series by Nick O'Donohoe (mythic fantasy)
0(0.0%)
"Daughters of Bast series by Sarah Isidore (historical/mythic fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Lord of the Two Lands" and/or "King and Goddess" by Judith Tarr (historical/mythic fiction)
0(0.0%)
9(19.6%)
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (any of the 5) by Douglas Adams (surrealist science fiction)
21(45.7%)
"Gibbon's Decline and Fall" by Sheri S. Tepper (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Sideshow" by Sheri S. Tepper (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Six Moon Dance" by Sheri S. Tepper (science fiction)
1(2.2%)
"Walking The Tree" by Kaaron Warren (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Midworld" by Alan Dean Foster (science fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Mid-Flinx" by Alan Dean Foster (science fiction)
1(2.2%)
Twelve Houses series and/or Samaria series by Sharon Shinn (medieval fantasy / science fiction)
1(2.2%)
"The Joy Luck Club" and/or "The Kitchen God's Wife" by Amy Tan (literary/historical fiction)
11(23.9%)
"From Fields of Gold" and/or "Scarlett" by Alexandra Ripley (literary/historical fiction)
2(4.3%)
"House of Dreams" and/or "House of Illusion" by Pauline Gedge (literary/historical fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Hopscotch" and/or "Blow-Up and Other Stories" by Julio Cortazar (literary/historical fiction)
0(0.0%)

Non-fiction that is vital to my selfhood:

"One Child" by Torey Hayden (autobiography)
4(10.3%)
"Just Another Kid" by Torey Hayden (autobiography)
1(2.6%)
"The Tiger's Child" by Torey Hayden (autobiography)
3(7.7%)
"Gender Outlaw" by Kate Bornstein (autobiography)
6(15.4%)
"They Came to Stay" by Marjorie Margolies (autobiography)
0(0.0%)
"Black Feminist Thought" by Patricia Hill Collins (non-fiction anthology)
1(2.6%)
"Nobody Passes" by Mattilda (non-fiction anthology)
2(5.1%)
"Colonize This!" by Daisey Hernandez & Bushra Rehman (non-fiction anthology)
2(5.1%)
"Staring Back" edited by Kenny Fries (non-fiction anthology)
1(2.6%)
"The History of White People" by Nell Irvin Painter (non-fiction)
4(10.3%)
"All About Love" by bell hooks (non-fiction)
3(7.7%)
"Delusions of Gender" by Cordelia Fine (non-fiction)
3(7.7%)
"My New Gender Workbook" by Kate Bornstein (non-fiction)
5(12.8%)
"Your Life Can Be Better; Using Strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD" by Douglas A. Puryear MD (non-fiction)
1(2.6%)

Non-fiction that is very important to me but not as necessary, and non-fiction that was once very important to me:

"Twilight Children" by Torey Hayden (autobiography)
3(11.1%)
"Cunt" by Inga Muscio (autobiography)
5(18.5%)
"Talks with Trees" by Leslie Cabarga (autobiography)
0(0.0%)
"Embraced By The Light," "The Awakening Heart," and/or "The Ripple Effect" by Betty Eadie (autobiography)
2(7.4%)
"Talking with Nature" and/or "Journey into Nature" by Michael J. Roads (autobiography)
0(0.0%)
"Words of Fire" by Beverly Guy-Sheftall (non-fiction anthology)
0(0.0%)
"The Girls Next Door: Into the Heart of Lesbian America" by Lindsy Van Gelder & Pamela Robin Brandt (non-fiction anthology)
1(3.7%)
"Myths of Gender: Biological Theories About Women and Men" by Anne Fausto-Sterling (non-fiction)
2(7.4%)
"When Elephants Weep" by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (non-fiction)
0(0.0%)
"The Secret Life of Plants" by Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird (non-fiction)
2(7.4%)
1(3.7%)
"The Women's Belly Book" by Lisa Sarasohn (non-fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Zaftig: the Case for Curves" by Edward St. Paige (non-fiction)
0(0.0%)
"The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf (non-fiction)
7(25.9%)
"Pornography" by Andrea Dworkin (non-fiction)
1(3.7%)

Fiction I read as a child, which formed parts of my mental landscape:

"The Five in the Forest" by Jan Wahl & Erik Blegvad (children's fantasy)
0(0.0%)
Oz series by L. Frank Baum (1-14) & Ruth Plumly Thompson (15-33) (children's fantasy)
10(12.3%)
"No Flying In the House" and/or "The Shades" by Betty Brock (children's fantasy)
0(0.0%)
Narnia series by C. S. Lewis (children's fantasy)
24(29.6%)
"Behind the Attic Wall" by Sylvia Cassedy (children's fantasy)
1(1.2%)
Catwings series by Ursula K. Le Guin (children's fantasy)
5(6.2%)
the Borrowers series by Mary Norton (children's fantasy)
4(4.9%)
Mary Poppins series by P. L. Travers (children's period fantasy)
5(6.2%)
Dr. Dolittle series by Hugh Lofting (children's period fantasy)
7(8.6%)
"The Girl with the Silver Eyes" by Willo Davis Roberts (children's sci-fi)
6(7.4%)
"The Egypt Game," "The Velvet Room," and/or "The Changeling" by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (children's fantasy & fiction)
6(7.4%)
"Silver," "Girlhearts," "B, My Name is Bunny," and/or "Babyface" by Norma Fox Mazer (children's fiction)
0(0.0%)
Arabian Nights translated by Husain Haddawy & Muhsin Mahdi (mythic fiction)
6(7.4%)
"English Fairy Tales" by Joseph Jacobs (mythic fiction)
3(3.7%)
"Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series" by Tad Williams (medieval fantasy)
0(0.0%)
"This Present Darkness series" by Frank E. Peretti (religious fantasy)
1(1.2%)
"The Oath" by Frank E. Peretti (religious horror)
0(0.0%)
"Annals of Lystra series" and/or "Streiker Saga series" by Robin Hardy (religious fantasy)
0(0.0%)
"Cheney Duvall, M.D. series" by Lynn Morris & Gilbert Morris (historical fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Love Comes Softly series" by Janette Oke (religious historical fiction)
1(1.2%)
"Christy" and/or "Julie" by Catherine Marshall (religious historical fiction)
2(2.5%)

More fiction (and autobiography) I read as a child, set in time periods other than mine:

"The Colt from Moon Mountain" by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop (children's period fantasy)
0(0.0%)
Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard (children's historical fiction)
0(0.0%)
"The Secret Garden" and/or "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett (children's period fiction)
22(15.0%)
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri (children's period fiction)
14(9.5%)
"The Horse Without a Head" by Paul Berna (children's period fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Hitty: Her First Hundred Years" and/or "Calico Bush" by Rachel Field (children's period fiction)
0(0.0%)
"Blue Willow" by Doris Gates (children's period fiction)
1(0.7%)
"Gift From the Mikado" by Elizabeth P. Fleming & Janet Smalley (children's period fiction)
1(0.7%)
Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace (children's period fiction)
2(1.4%)
"Ballet Shoes," "Theatre Shoes," and/or "Dancing Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild (children's period fiction)
5(3.4%)
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" and/or "My Name is Not Angelica" by Scott O'Dell (period fiction)
11(7.5%)
Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery (period fiction)
16(10.9%)
Emily trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery (period fiction)
3(2.0%)
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton-Porter (period fiction)
1(0.7%)
Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (autobiography)
11(7.5%)
"Tisha" by Anne Hobbs (autobiography)
0(0.0%)
"Little Women," "Little Men," and/or "Jo's Boys" by Louisa May Alcott (period fiction)
20(13.6%)
"An Old-Fashioned Girl," "Eight Cousins," "Rose in Bloom," and/or "Under the Lilacs" by Louisa May Alcott
1(0.7%)
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte (period fiction)
21(14.3%)
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte (period fiction)
18(12.2%)


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