Andy Gainey

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Stuff and things.

Tier 1

Stuff and things.

Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
Stuff and things.
The Culture series, by Iain M. Banks
Stuff and things.
Earthsea series, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Stuff and things.
The Ender Quintet, by Orson Scott Card
Stuff and things.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, by Douglas Adams
Stuff and things.

Tier 2

Stuff and things.

The Dirk Gently series, by Douglas Adams
Stuff and things.
The Alliance-Union universe, by C. J. Cherryh
Stuff and things.
The Wizardry Series, by Rick Cook
Stuff and things.

Tier 3

Stuff and things.

  • Watership Down, by Richard Adams
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain

Indeterminate

Books in this list might very well get moved to one of the three tiers above. But first I need to re-read them, since I've generally only read each of them once, and that one time was quite a while ago. As such, I neither remember clearly what I thought after reading them, nor did I have a very good foundation for critique at that younger age to really make any definite determinations of their worth to me. But to be on this list, I at least need to have a strong suspicion that a second reading would be valuable, reflecting the worth that the books likely hold for me.

  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine, L'Engle
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 1984, by George Orwell
  • Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert