Monday, July 06, 2009

15 Books

This can be a quick one. Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag 15 friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose...

1. The Flounder by Gunther Grass
2. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin
4. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. Our Town, Thornton Wilder
6. Wild Sheep Chase, Murakami Hiruki
7. American Dreams Lost & Found, Studs Terkel
8. Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
9. The Procedure, Harry Mulisch
10. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
11. In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust
12. Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton
13. The Enchiridion, Epictetus
14. Seven Story Mountain, Thomas Merton
15. The Bible, a whole slew of folks

It's really hard to think of just 15. Fifteen authors might be easier. This list just gives you a feel of the scope of things I really like. And I tagged more than 15 people since I know a lot of readers.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Fyodor Doestoevsky, Crime and Punishment
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After
George Eliot, Middlemarch
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Gustave Flaubert, Sentimental Education
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons
C. Vann Woodward, The Origins of the New South
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

My friend Donald's list. He doesn't have facebook, which is where I first posted this.