On another social media hangout (the one founded by Mark Zuckerberg), several friends and relatives tagged me to play a game. Fortunately, it didn’t involve breaking and entering, or even singing in public. The challenge: name 10 books that have stayed with me over the years.
Here’s my list:
The Stand, Stephen King
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe
Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
A Stained White Radiance, James Lee Burke
The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
These aren’t the only books that have stayed with me, of course. They’re ten that really packed a punch. They’re books I’ve read more than once, or shoved excitedly into friends’ hands, insisting that they be read now. They’re books that have haunted and inspired me for years.
If anybody else feels like playing: add your list in the comments.