Books that stuck
There’s a meme running around asking people to mention ten books that have stuck with you for whatever reason or which have been influential. I like the meme, so I’m joining in. I’m skipping over the little kids books I remember. These are in no particular order:
1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
2. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
3. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
4. Nine Princes of Amber, Roger Zelazny
5. Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
6. Narnia books (that’s a cheat for all of them, but sue me).
7. Dracula, Bram Stoker
8. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
9: Sunshine, Robin McKinley
10. Deeds of Paksennarion, Elizabeth Moon
Tell me, what books have stuck with you?
Cool idea! Mine are kind of eclectic…
Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austin
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Foreigner – CJ Cherryh
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
SwordDancer – Jennifer Roberson
Wizard Hunters – Martha Wells
Tinker – Wen Spencer
Deeds of Paksennarion – Elizabeth Moon
Tea with the Black Dragon – McAvoy
Moonheart – Charles de Lint
Nice list. I’ve not read Tea with a Black Dragon. Sounds intriguing.
There was a time when I blasted through all of MacAvoy’s books two and three times. I *loved* the Damiano trilogy. But _Tea with the Black Dragon_ has stuck with me over the years, while I’ll have to go reread Damiano to remember what it was about.
One line in TEA said that “oolong” meant “black dragon” in Chinese. (Mandarin?) When I was in Japan, I asked a Japanese friend if that was true. He stopped and studied the characters printed on the can in the vending machine and said, “This character means the color of a raven. And that one is dragon.” He hadn’t made the connection.