From top to bottom they are:

Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
The High House by James Stoddard
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Stone by Adam Roberts

I’ve read Sourcery about 7 times, Dolores  at least 3, High House and Sabriel twice and Stone just the once. 

What books have stuck with you?


9 Thoughts on “Five Books That Have Really Stuck With Me

  1. If I had to pick a Pratchett that has stuck with me (and many have), it would be “Small Gods” (closely followed by “Mort”)

    Other than that I’d pick “Foundation” by Asimov, for turning me onto SF, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” for its sheer beatuy.

    • Gav Reads on 8 October, 2012 at 7:21 pm said:

      I’ll let you into a secret I’ve never read ‘Mort’ all the way through – I need to reread ‘Small Gods’ I liked it when I read it but that was a while ago.

  2. Adrian Couper on 8 October, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

    Think my 5 would be “Hard Times” by Dickens , “Moonheart” by Charles de Lint (if I was only allowed 1 book in my life, this would be it) , “The Antipope” by Robert Rankin , “Childhood’s End” by Arthur C Clarke & “The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman (assuming I can’t count the trilogy as 1 choice…)

    • Gav Reads on 8 October, 2012 at 7:23 pm said:

      It’s hard with trilogies – as they are one story. ‘Moonheart’ is that good? I’ve got his selected stories need to read more of his :D

  3. My five would be:

    Water Music ~ T C Boyle
    Corelli’s Mandolin ~ Louis de Bernières
    The Sea-Wolf ~ Jack London
    Bellefleur ~ Joyce Carol Oates
    Geek Love ~ Katherine Dunn

    But if I were to limit it to SF/Fantasy:

    Dune ~ Frank Herbert
    Perdido Street Station ~ China Miéville
    The Skinner ~ Neal Asher
    The Stars My Destination ~ Alfred Bester
    Lyonesse ~ Jack Vance

    (and Sabriel was also in the running)

  4. Gav Reads on 8 October, 2012 at 7:26 pm said:

    I loved The Skinner and The Stars My Destination – Bellefleur seems to have gone OOP – The High House is the only one on my list which has.

  5. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

    The Dead by Mark Rogers


  6. I just bought The High House and Stone, so I’ll be the judge of that. :) Both looked really interesting when I looked them up, plus I’ve been meaning to read Roberts anyway.

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