Recycling Old Facebook Notes #1: 15 Books in 15 Minutes

(Note: I mostly shut down my personal Facebook wall/timeline recently, and when I did, I noted some old lists or notes from early Facebook days that seemed to merit salvage. I’ll occasionally republish some of them here, as the spirit moves me, or inspiration fails).

Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. List 15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you. They should be the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1. “Engine Summer” by John Crowley

2. “Titus Groan”/”Gormenghast”/”Titus Alone” by Mervyn Peake

3. “Out of the Silent Planet”/”Perelandra”/”That Hideous Strength” by C.S. Lewis

4. “Crash” by J.G. Ballard

5. “The Fellowship of the Rings”/”The Two Towers”/”The Return of the King” by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. “Childhood’s End” by Arthur C. Clarke

7. “A Scanner Darkly” by Philip K. Dick

8. “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” by Philip K. Dick

9. “The Tin Drum” by Gunter Grass

10. “The Flounder” by Gunter Grass

11. “Fathers and Crows” by William T. Vollman

12. “The Sirens of Titan” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

13. “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

14. “A Mote in God’s Eye” by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

15. “The Once And Future King” by T.H. White