What works would you recommend that in some way defined you or made such major impressions that they've had a lasting effect? Perhaps they changed your way of thinking, or perhaps they were just the absolute most pleasurable works you've ever read, or both. No restrictions in literary or fictional genres. Not more than 10 works. Cumulative works in a series that have recurring characters or are very closely tied by themes are accepted. For example, the Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O'Brian, or The Sandman volumes by Neil Gaiman, or the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle would all be fine. Not accepted would be, say, the complete works of Shakespeare (not even narrowing them down to just the histories or the tragedies or the comedies - must choose one play). Poets are exceptions. You can choose specific poems or collections or their complete works. So, what are your ten choices?