Just the kind of “list” that works for an nerdy English professor…

It’s Finals Week.  And it’s 10 degrees.  Holiday planning stress is upon me.

Therefore, I’m falling captive to all kinds of distractions, including those on social media.  Here’s the latest  I found on Facebook – and it’s perfect for all of us Lettered Ladies (and Gents).

What are your “significant” books, friends?  (I included short stories, too – since I learned in my nerdy book of theory [#8] that a “book” is really whatever I want it to be…).

In your status line, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, and tag me, so I’ll see your list. 

1. Sula by Toni Morrison
2. King Lear by Will Shakes
3. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
4. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
5. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
6. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
7. “A Temporary Matter” by Jhumpa Lahiri
8. The Sociology of Texts by D. F. McKenzie
9. Pamphilia to Amphilanthus by Mary Wroth
10. “Traitor” by Reinaldo Arenas