I’ve seen this meme crop up before, most recently in joshuwain’s journal:
What are your five favorite books, i.e., ones which you go back to over and over and over, the ones that really changed your life? And why?
I’ve ignored it because–okay, in part because I tend to ignore most memes, but the thing is, it’s difficult for me to answer that. See, as much of an avid reader as I’ve been over the years, I haven’t been much of a repeat reader. There are books I can think of as favorites, but they’re not ones I’ve returned to over and over, and it’s hard to definitively say that any book “changed my life.”
But, trying to think about this is an interesting challenge. I’ve come up with one non-fiction and four fiction titles.