My writers' group has decided to trade favorite/recommended book lists. We're going with top ten. I'm still working on making mine. I want it to be both representative and accurate. Which is tough, since I'd probably put 3 Dostoevsky books (Crime & Punishment, Brother's Karamazov, and Demons) in the top ten, but that would make the list far less representative of what I read and the books I consider great.
This prompts me to ask the, extremely straightforward question:
What are your top ten books? You can make the list however you want. And I promise not to judge too harshly, but listing Harry Potter will earn you a demerit (as will listing any series as if it were a single book, so two demerits if you list "Harry Potter").
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear