1. Michel Foucault-Discipline & Punish
2. Ernst Junger-Eumeswil
3. Mikhail Bulgakov-Heart of a Dog
It's funny that none of these are English writers, and I am a native English speaker. Lists are hard to pinpoint. I probably would have a different list if you asked me next week, but I do love all of these.
Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R.R Tolkien
1: Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card.
2: 1984 - George Orwell
3: To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Order is subject to change depending on my mood, but so are the books chosen.
Anything from DNA, hitchhiker, Dirk Gently, (why can't I ever spell hitckiker correctly!!!!?)
Barbara Hambly stuff ( Silicon Mage. Dragonbane, and the Benjamin January series)
Song of fire and Ice
See alot of fantasy on these lists, not very surpising I guess. :)
Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - Glad to see that it was mentioned before. Read it at an important time in my early life, and was important to me.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee- Also been mentioned a few times, don't have much else to say
Game Change by - This is the book I just recently finished, although it came out shortly after the 2008 election. Could not put this book down, and made me want to learn more about politics, with the election coverage starting up for 2012 seemed like a good primer. Also scary to think about what could have happended if Palin was the Veep.
Updating my List!
1) Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
2) Interesting Times - Terry Pratchett
3) Lirael - Garth Nix (or really, any of the Abhorsen Trilogy, but Lirael is my favourite)
4) The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
5) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Hrm. I guess whatever book I'm in the middle of. However, I do have a few favs.
1) Wizards First Rule
2) Into Thin Air
3) The Name of the Wind