For my Friday List Blog, which has been woefully ignored lately, I thought I’d share a few favorites, and ask that you share yours in return.
This list tag has been making the rounds on the Internet lately: without thinking too hard, make a list of 10 books that have stayed with me in some way after reading them. I admit this one’s a lot harder than I first thought. I have well over a hundred favorite books, but to come up with ones that have stuck with me, gnawed at me, hell, even haunted my dreams, that’s a bit of a daunting task.
Nonetheless, I took the challenge. Some are classics. Others cater to my interests and obsessions. All are books I’ll likely read again. Well, except maybe Moby-Dick.
Here’s my challenge to you, dear reader: what’s your list of 10 Books? Is it an easy list to compile, or do you have to put a lot of thought into it? Feel free to post your list below, or post yours in a blog post of your own. If you post on your blog, please post the link in the comments below so we can follow you to your blog. Seems fair, right?
So, without further ado, my list (in no particular order)
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King
- A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories – Flannery O’Connor
- The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
- Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
- The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism – Naomi Klein
- The Stranger – Albert Camus
- Dune – Frank Herbert
- Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever – Will Hermes
- Moby-Dick; or The Whale – Herman Melville