Here’s a neat little exercise that according to Julie Davis of Happy Catholic has been going around on Facebook.
Rules: list 10 books that have stayed with you. Don't take more than a few minutes; don't think too hard. They don't have to be great works, just the ones that have touched you, and of course with me they are great works. Ninety percent of what I read is great works. Now this is off the top of my head and without a lot of thought, and I reserve the right to change my impulsive mind. I could also have gone into poetic works but I limited myself to only novels. The author of the work is in parenthesis.
1. Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
2. Light In August (William Faulkner)
3. The Rainbow (D.H. Lawrence)
4. The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
5. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
6. Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
7. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
8. To The Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
9. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
10. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Are any of these on your list?