Meaning that the stories they tell and the books themselves have always been close at hand.
This was an interesting post on FaceBook, here is my list, do you have one?
10 books that have stayed with me:
1. Catcher In The Rye
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972
4. Mr. Lincoln's Army
5. Glory Road
6. A Stillness at Appomattox
7. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
8. The Complete Sherlock Holmes
9. Grapes of Wrath