Found this exercise via Tom J Vowler’s blog, How To Write A Novel.

This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. 

Mine, in no particular order:

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Behold The Man – Michael Moorcock
The World According To Garp – John Irving
Dracula – Bram Stoker
The Man In The High Castle – Phillip K Dick
The White Family – Maggie Gee
Saturday – Ian McEwan
Will You Please Be Quiet Please – Raymond Carver
Lullaby – Chuck Palahniuk
Some Rain Must Fall – Michel Faber
Consider Phlebas -Iain M Banks
Book of Matches – Simon Armitage
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

There are loads more I could mention, but these were the first fifteen to come to mind, which must mean something. Anyhow, the list is a side issue. The exercise itself gave me ten minutes reflection on what it is I love about writing. Good way to get the motor running before I head off to try and batter the last 2,000 words of my current short story into submission.

If you have a crack at this, put your list or a link in the comments below.