While I'm at it, I'd better ponder Edith Wharton, too. I know I read one of her books. Was it The Age of Innocence? She's not a one-hit wonder, and I don't want to miss her good stories, but there's too much to read to leave a re-read on the list.
Plus, I must strike The Seven Per-Cent Solution — I read it while dating David. (Part of our courting was trading book suggestions. He may never forgive me for recommending the book I was reading when we first met: The Lovely Bones. Hey, at least I stopped him before he picked up House of Sand and Fog!)
Finally, I made the list Dickens-heavy. He probably deserves it, but I do think I set a Dickens record on that list. I will ponder that decision.
What can you suggest I add in place of the ones being so unkindly kicked off my Gap list? My friend Louise shared an article a Tweeter wrote to a response to her inquiry of "books that changed your world," and I was thrilled to see so many of my "gap" books on there. (On the other hand, maybe I should have been embarrassed that I hadn't yet read them....)
Tell me what books changed your life, and why I should read them. Offer your suggestions in the comment section below. We'll talk.