I’ve posted the list of submissions here and they are listed alphabetically here. I could have organized the voting based on the actual choices in each category, but I decided that the most equitable method was to list any book that received two or more submissions.
Now I realize that some caveats need to be listed:
2. Although I have problems with book polls and surveys (I agree with Eliot’s thesis in “Tradition and the Individual Talent”), there were two reasons why I decided to run this series:
a. Intellectual curiosity
b. Create expanded readership for the blog
3. In the post, which was a response to a meme, I should have said that my choices were based on the direct influence that these books had on my own work. Those aside, I submitted the names of twelve books that were not included in that post.
4. I did not submit any of my work nor the work of my friends. We’re big people. We can take care of ourselves.
These are the final choices from the submissions. I am very interested in any comments about this process and especially about the books that made the final cut.
Coda (3/19/2007): You can now make up to 10 choices.
Please do not be intimidated by the list or if you haven't read all 12. Vote for what YOU got!