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My Most Important Books, rev.

BOOKS THAT SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCED MY LIFE
(whether they should have or not)
TOM JOHNSON – September 2010

FICTION
Berry Wendell, the novels, esp. Jayber Crow
Bunyan, John, Pilgrim’s Progress
Camus, Albert, The Stranger
Carroll, Lewis, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Endo, Shusako, Silence
The Golden Books (children’s books)
Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey
Howatch, Susan (the Starbridge Novels)
Huxley, Aldous, Brave New World
Irving, John (the novels)
Lewis, C.S., The Narnia Chronicles, The Space Trilogy, et al.
MacDonald, George, Lilith
Maugham, W. Somerset, Of Human Bondage
Mother Goose Stories
Orwell, George, 1984 and Animal Farm
Pirsig, Robert, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Potok, Chaim (all the novels)
Russell, Mary Doria, The Sparrow
Shakespeare, William (all the plays, esp. the tragedies)
Tolkien, J.R.R., The Hobbitt, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Twain, Mark, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer
Updike, John (all the novels)
Williams, Charles (all th…