Here is one which comes from Me and My Big Mouth:
You have to throw away all your books. Everything you have read and yet to read is taken off the shelves. The whole lot. I don’t know why. Make up a reason.
But you are allowed to keep the works of three authors. Just three.
They can be any three authors and you are permitted to have everything they have ever written.
Which three authors would you choose, and why?
My answer: Without doubt, Iain Banks and Neal Stephenson. The third is hard – I would probably go with Julian May: it is comfort reading which I adore and have read her books (especially the Milieu ones) over and over and still love them. Close behind would be Jane Austen, William Gibson, and Ursula Le Guin. But I guess it is kind of cheating to mention them…
Iain Banks and Neal Stephenson are my favourite authors by far – although Gibson usually makes up the triology. And all their books bear re-reading.
You should check out the answers on Me and My Big Mouth – many of the choices of three I could happily live with. Now, tell me yours.