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15 Books

Submitted by alycia on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 09:14

As per 2 requests on a social networking site by friends, here are 15 favorite books, a list made "without thinking too hard." What are your 15 books?

If Beale Street Could Talk
Native Son
Autobiography of a Face
The Road
Daughter of Earth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Grapes of Wrath
The Outsider
A Small Place
Norwegian Wood
Kafka on the Shore
The Time Traveler's Wife
Truth & Beauty
You Can't Win
Annie John

My list

I'm not sure I've read 15 books in my life ;) This is pretty much all the books I've ever read.

Homage to Catalonia by Orwell
The Little Schemer by Friedman and Felleisen
Consciousness Explained by Dennett
Nausea by Sarte
Manufacturing Consent by Chomsky
The Trial by Kafka
Dune by Herbert
Down and Out in Paris and London by Orwell
The C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie
V for Vendetta by Moore and Lloyd
Understanding the Present by Appleyard
Programming Perl by Wall et. al (I haven't read every page yet)
Cerebus by Sim (first several volumes, later work is questionable, and I'm not done reading it all)
From Hell by Moore and Campbell
Invisible Man by Ellison

That's fifteen, but I agree with your choices of:
The Outsider by Wright
1984 by Orwell

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