What books have stuck with you? Not necessarily your best or favorite books on careful reflection, but when you think about books that have given you a lasting experience, what comes to mind right off, before looking up anything? Give yourself fifteen minutes. Here are mine
The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston
The Diamond Age, Stephenson
Elric of Melniboné, Moorcock
the Harper Hall books, McCaffrey
the first three Xanth books, Anthony. Yes, I am ashamed.
Perdido Street Station, Mieville
Gaudy Night, Sayers
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Rowling
The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Adams
Arrows of the Queen books, Lackey.
Good Omens, Gaiman and Pratchett