There are a number of books that have been with me most of my adult life. They are books that have touched me in different ways and hold many memories. They number, perhaps, 20, and these are 10 of them in no particular order. Most of them are in paperback -- for easy transporting.
E stato cosi, by Natalia Ginzburg
The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy
Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
Le Spleen de Paris, by Charles Baudelaire
Zazie dans le métro, by Raymond Queneau
Afternoon Men, by Anthony Powell
The Viceroy of Ouidah, by Bruce Chatwin
L'Exile et le Royaume, by Albert Camus
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, by J.P. Donleavy
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
One of these books brought back memories of my university days and a student from Trinity College Cambridge (sister college to Trinity College Dublin), David Gwyn Rhys, who introduced me to tea on the lawn and Evelyn Waugh. Here we are in the grounds of Trinity College Dublin, David in his bow tie and me in my ... penny loafers (I favored Bass Weejuns).