Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Influential books

Here's a compilation of your responses to the question I asked yesterday about influential books or favorite works of American literature:
  • Bill Simmons, The Book of Basketball
  • Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2 people)
  • Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • The Catcher in the Rye (2 people)
  • Scott Westerfeld, Uglies series
  • Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (2 people)
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Frank Herbert, Dune
  • C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth
  •  Hunter S. Thompson, A Generation of Swim
  • Thoreau
  • Herman Racher, The Summer of '42
  • Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Huntly
  • Stephanie Meyer, Host
  • Bram Stoker, Dracula / Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • The Giver
  • Dumas, The Three Musketeers
  • Paul Bernard, Hell in a Very Small Place
  • Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever and Just Listen
  • Catch-22
  • Gloria Naylor, The Women of Brewster Place
  • Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
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1 comment:

  1. I was a late registrant so I missed this question. I've not read a lot of American but I really enjoyed Jack London's Call of the Wild and White Fang.