This week's prompt comes courtesy of my new friend, ldwheeler
, who writes in his journal:
Writing that Madeleine L'Engle post a couple days ago sparked my curiosity. I'd be interested in hearing from the friends-list (or some sizable portion thereof) as well as any kind visitors/lurkers the books that have permeated your lives, that stay with you on some gut-level, or at the very least you just found yourself uttering "Wow" over and over when you finished 'em. Name as many as you like (though you might want to keep it under 20, heh), and feel free to say something about 'em. (You certainly needn't wax as prolix as I do below.) I may learn a little bit about some of you; at the very least, I'll get some learned recommendations of stuff to add to the Read-This-Someday stack before it topples over and claims my life.
So what about you? What books have changed your life? I'm interested to know as well--might even make some additions to my reading list =)