15 Books in 15 Minutes

I’m stealing this from Alice, who stole it from a popular social networking site. Though I rarely do this sort of thing (steal or do list tags), encouraging reading is always a good thing. Reading makes better writers.

The Rules:
You may only take fifteen minutes to complete this exercise.

No edits allowed.

The Exercise:

List fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you.

Post your list on your blog and drop a link into the comments here.

Here’s my list –

The Stand – Stephen King
The RoadCormac McCarty
Lightning – Dean Koontz
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Valley of the Horses – Jean M. Auel
The Witching Hour – Anne Rice
Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
On Writing – Stephen King
The Weight of Water – Anita Shreve
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
The House of Sand and Fog – Andre Dubus
Flame & the Flower – Kathleen Woodiwiss
Crime & PunishmentDostoyevsky
Jaws – Peter Benchley
Damage – Josephine Hart

This was harder than I thought it would be. I found myself wanting to edit (Romance novels? Dean Koontz? Crime and Punishment?), but what you see are the first titles that came to mind. I’d take any one of these books with me to the proverbial desert island. If I could only pick one? Thankfully, that wasn’t the exercise.

Don’t forget to leave me a link. I like sharing.

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