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I'm going to do this in roughly chronological order, from childhood to adulthood, although a few here and there are out of order:


1) Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

2) Ghosts I Have Been, by Richard Peck

3) The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

4) The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5) Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (not a novel, but it needs to be on this list)

6) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Some Bloody Talented Anonymous Bastard

7) Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis (must insist that EVERYONE READ THIS BOOK)

8) Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

9) The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman (not a single novel, but I can't separate them)

10) American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

11) Passage, by Connie Willis (oh dear god it will break you)

12) The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

13) Everything Is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer (for all its pretentious bits, the heart of the story floored me; ended up not sleeping for weeks, it felt like)

14) Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco (this one should come earlier in the list)

15) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (really only the first book)

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I assume they're in no particular order, but I love that Tuck Everlasting is at the top of the list. That book changed my entire perspective on growing up. It basically relieved me of the Peter Pan syndrome.

(At the same time, how could I ever narrow it down to just fifteen? This would take me HOURS to consider.)

Well, they're broadly in chronological order, although the Eco novel should be nearer to the top of the list, and there were a few towards the end I remembered at the last minute, etc. Tuck Everlasting is just gorgeous all around.

Edited at 2010-10-25 11:36 pm (UTC)

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