I was tagged by thinking_lotus, whose list is more sophisticated than mine likely will be, but here goes.
15 Books Meme
You're not supposed to think too long or too hard on this one. List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you -- list the first 15 you can recall in 15 minutes. Don't take too long to think about it. Then tag 15 friends and see if they write their own lists (part of the challenge is to think about which 15 friends would have the weirdest or most interesting book list).
1. Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain
2. Le Dernier des Justes by Andre Schwartz-Bart
3. The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
4. Heaven Help Us by Herbert Tarr
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas
7. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
8. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner
9. The Source by James Michener
10. 1984 by George Orwell (and I reread it in 1984)
11. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
12. Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan Leopold
13. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
14. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
15. Heidi by Johannes Spyri
So these are the first 15 that come to mind, not necessarily those I've been most influenced by. But they include ones I quote all the time. Hmm, what does it mean that there are three children's books and three Holocaust books?
I won't tag anyone in particular, but I'd love to see your lists!