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My answer to the commonly asked question, "What books
do you like best?" is below.

 


What books do I like best? 

Whenever I ask people what books they like best, I always add, "not the ones you think you're supposed to like -- I mean the ones you secretly like best."   The books I truly love are ones that moved me because I stumbled across them them at just the right age or time in my life.  They're the books that opened up worlds for me, or turned my world upside down, so that I suddenly saw it anew.   There are books I read because I'm a writer -- because they explore questions of craft, or because they're dazzlingly original or smart.  And then there are the books I read and reread because I love them.  Here are the books I love, the ones I read over and over:

Cannery Row, The Pastures of Heaven and
     East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O' Connor
Tent of Miracles, by Jorge Amado
The Man Who Loved Children, by Christina Stead
Love in the Time of Cholera,
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Sula, by Toni Morrison
Searching for Caleb, by Anne Tyler
Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago by Octavia Butler
The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Once and Future King, by T. H. White
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger
Dreamtigers, by Jorge Luis Borges

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