Question: If You Had ‘Book Stairs’, What Titles Would You Include?

Posted September 26, 2012 by Carmel in / 6 Comments

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Josh: I would want each step to be in the following order and about the thickness of the books that I have put forward:

Book Stairs
  • First Step – The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Second Step – The Twilight of the Idols by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Third Step – Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  • Fourth Step – Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  • Fifth Step – No Country for Old Men by Cormac Mccarthy
  • Sixth Step – Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
  • Seventh Step – The Phenomenology of the Spirit by Friedrich Hegel
  • Eighth Step – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Ninth Step – In Search of Lost Time (all seven books) by Marcel Proust
  • Tenth Step – Frank Herbert’s Dune (entire series)
  • Eleventh Step – From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  • Twelveth Step – The Collected Works of Shakespeare
  • Thirteenth Step – Pynchon’s ouevre
  • Fourteenth Step – Bloch’s The Principle of Hole vol. 1-3
  • Fifteenth Step – Frederic Jameson’s lifespan of work
  • Sixteenth Step – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Seventeenth Step – everything Goethe wrote
  • Eighteenth Step – everything Brecht wrote
  • Nineteenth Step – everything Beckett wrote
  • Twentieth Step – Deleuze’s ouevre
  • Twenty First Step – Sartre’s On Being and Nothingness
  • Twenty Second Step – Catch 22

Carmel: I don’t think that I can possibly compete with Josh’s comprehensive list broken down not only by step but also by book thickness but… my list would include:

  • The original version of Alice in Wonderland by Carroll Lewis because it’s one of my all time favourite fairy tales.
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: The art work is absolutely gorgeous and I think seeing it every day would remind me of her captivating lyrical writing style.
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice: This book is partially responsible for my long running addiction to vamp fiction.
  • Bitten by Kelley Armstrong because this is my all-time favourite werewolf book so how could I not have a book staircase without this title!?
  • At least one Harry Potter book because well… it’s a must in my opinion.
  • The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt: This was one of the very first werewolf books I ever read and quite possibly one of the primary reasons why I remain addicted to these furry beasts to this very day.
  • And probably some kind of children’s book like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss because it reminds me of my mom who passed away 3 years ago today.

What about you?

If You Had ‘Book Stairs’, What Titles Would You Include?


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6 responses to “Question: If You Had ‘Book Stairs’, What Titles Would You Include?

  1. Jeez my stairs would have to be super long! TOO MUCH TITLES TO INCLUDE!

    Karen Marie Moning with the Fever and Highlander series!
    Kresley Cole with Immortals After Dark series!
    J.R Ward with BDB series!
    Maya Banks with McCabes Trilogy!
    Julianne McLean with Highlander Trilogy!
    Rachel Deagan and Caged Moon
    Dianne Duvall with Immortal Guardians series
    Donnat Grant, Jamie McGuire, Wynne Channing, Tish Thawer, Bryn Myers, T. A. Grey…

  2. MiNe would be really long, too 🙂

    The Count of Monte Cristo, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Talisman by Stephen King, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, Pride and Prejudice, Twilight etc. etc.