Totally Random Lists 2019: Take the Fifth

Editor’s Note: This year our Half Price Books calendar once again features books, movies and music grouped together in weird, unexpected ways. You might even call them Totally Random Lists, which is what we did because, well, we had to put something on the front cover. We like the lists so much, we’ll be sharing them on this blog throughout the year.

Five is a mystical number representing balance and the five senses. We’re not saying a writer’s fifth novel, a director’s fifth feature or a band’s fifth album is automatically great because of this, but judging by our list, we just might be onto something.

take the fifth books

Beloved, Toni Morrison
Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
Wonderland, Joyce Carol Oatestake the fifth other

Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg
There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson
The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood
Symphony No. 5, Ludwig van Beethoven
1989, Taylor Swift
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast
Heart Like a Wheel, Linda Ronstadt
The Joshua Tree, U2


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