Don’t take too long to think about it. 15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you. They don’t have to be the greatest books you’ve ever read, or even books you’ve liked; just the ones that stick with you. First 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
(Note, I put them in order afterwards and it took a bit longer as phone call in the first few minutes completely diverted attention, otherwise it all came together pretty easily).
1984 – George Orwell
American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
Che: A Revolutionary Life – John Lee Anderson
Concrete Island – J G Ballard
Drachenfels – Jack Yeovil
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
Helter Skelter – Vincent Bugliosi
House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
Learning from Las Vegas – Robert Venturi
One Hundred Years of Solitude –Gabriel García Márquez
The Man in the High Castle – Philip K Dick
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
The Picture of Dorien Grey – Oscar Wilde
One thing I’ve noticed is that over half of the books listed have a strong sense of place created within them (or discuss place at length) which is why they remain memorable for me I suppose.