Ged Carroll

50 books I can recommend

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50 books I can recommend was inspired to write this after having read Zen Habits 50 Amazing and Essential Novels To Enrich Your Library. However it would be presumptious of me to assume that your personal collection of books needed enriching through my intercession, so I decided to choice a more humble title. Some of the books I have picked aren’t novels but I found them influential in their own way. I tried to create the list with a couple of guiding principles – to make the list representative of my tastes and interests, to not overly represent one part of my life and not overly represent a particular author.

Vintage books at Bebington Reference Library

I missed out out a number of writers whose work I really enjoy: Robert Louis Stevenson, JRR Tolkein, Terry Pratchett, Raymond Chandler, Elmore Leonard and Bruce Sterling immediately come to mind.

I’d also be interested in hearing your recommendations for the list, feel free to comment or link back to this post.


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