25 Books That Reveal Our Culture

25 Books that leave a legacy
Books tell a story — about our reading preferences, certainly, but also about what’s happening in our world. USA TODAY’s book editors and critics chose 25 titles that made an impact on readers and the publishing industry over the past quarter-century.

From the list, I’ve read

1. Harry Potters & the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
3. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
11. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
18. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

I think I’m not very cultured about our culture. 😐


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cjwriter
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 19:54:08

    I think I’ve read most of the first 6, but that’s about it… I’m surprised Stephen King’s not there, though, for either The Dark Tower or The Green Mile. And The Secret; or perhaps that’s too recent?

    nylusmilk: can’t be, since harry potter’s in the list. maybe stephen king’s not enough of a legacy of our culture. 😛 or maybe he just missed the top 25 and could very well be in the top 50 (if they made one).


  2. lovelyloey
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 22:58:36

    Did pretty much the same as you (except for Amy Tan), did the Chicken Soup series, started Cold Mountain and Left Behind series, but just couldn’t finish them.

    nylusmilk: maybe you’d like the joy luck club ‘cos you quite like oriental-ish books, don’t you? left behind is some christian series about the world coming to an end, right? wanted to read that but can’t find in the library.


  3. SilverNeurotic
    Jul 21, 2007 @ 03:16:13

    I’ve only read five myself…started a 6th but couldn’t get into it.

    nylusmilk: so you’re officially more cultured than i am! haha.


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