Sunday, April 24, 2016

In my life, the most important books...

Unwilling to pass around a question on Facebook, I decided to answer the question privately, "What are the ten most important books I've read?".

As a teen...
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
  • The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Beyond Freedom and Dignity
  • Siddhartha
  • I'm OK - You're OK / Games People Play
  • The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
  • Anthem / The Fountainhead
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • Fahrenheit 451
As an adult...
  • The Story of English
  • Ender's Game
  • Collected Fictions (Borges)
  • The Economics of Innocent Fraud
  • Mercier and Camier
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years
  • Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?
  • Miss Lonelyhearts / The Day of the Locust
  • How to Read and Why
  • Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
  • The Affluent Society
  • The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
  • Literary Occasions: Essays
  • As I Lay Dying

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