Books that stayed with me

The latest viral Facebook “tag, you’re it” list is too much for me to resist: ten books that have stayed with you…

I’m deliberately not including books by people I know, (either personally or on Facebook), but that’s the only rule I’m minding.

I’ll probably have some regrets because I didn’t think too long or too hard about the following books (but then, neither did the following reviewers):

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (1908)

The Wind in the Willows
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)

The Great Gatsby
CANNERY ROW by John Steinbeck (1945)

Cannery Row
FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)

Fahrenheit 451
I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson (1954)


THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkein (1955)

The Lord of the Rings
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (1960)

To Kill a Mockingbird


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

JAWS by Peter Benchley (1974)

THE STAND by Stephen King (1978)

The Stand

These are not “essential” books, “best” books, or “must-read” books … they’re just books that have stayed with me, so to speak. And they may have stayed with the aforementioned reviewers, too. But not in the cool way.

And if you can’t look away from bad reviews of classic creations, click here.

Tagging the following to keep the beach ball in the air: T. Fox Dunham, Jessica McHugh, Lori MichelleC. Bryan Brown, David NellMichael Matula, Jay WilburnCynthia Pelayo, W.D. Gagliani, and J. Michael Major.

One Response to “Books that stayed with me”

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