What three books/authors should every bibliophile or bookworm have on their shelf?
complete Oxford English Dictionary
your favourite novel ever
A very very thick notebook
Elements Of Style
Oxford English Dictionary
At least one Hemingway book
I am just starting to build my collection and expand my reading experience. I have already discovered so many great books from members here and The Cult, but I'm really just wondering that if I could only read three more books in my lifetime ... what would you tell me to read?
I wouldnt be the best person to ask by far but these are my picks:
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut (my personal favourite by him.)
@Instag8r - something endlessly long: the Thousand Nights and One Night or the Neverending Story
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Horns by Joe Hill
Alex, I think this is the third post I've seen you mention Horns. If it is really that good of a book, I shall honor you by moving it to the top of my reading list.
A Man Without a Country--Vonnegut
I agree with Jax about Hemingway (I'd have to go with short story collection)
I think Billy Collins' Sailing Alone Around the Room is a solid third piece.
Thanks, gang. I'll put these on my short list.
Horns does sound like tons of fun. Might try and find that one this week.
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammet
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pretty pedestrian, but these were some of the books that had the biggest impact on my understanding of storytelling.
Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Beloved by Toni Morrison
On The Road
The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Brothers Karamzov
The Great Gatsby
And the list continues to grow. Thanks
@Raelyn: You won't be disappointed. It's fucking beautiful.