{19} On the nineteenth word of nineteen books…

  • “thank”
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling

  • “in”
    The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

  • “and”
    The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster

  • “it”
    The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud

  • “much”
    The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon

  • “building”
    The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris

  • “lens”
    The Dice Man, Luke Rhinehart

  • “top”
    The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges

  • “is”
    A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

  • “the”
    A Lover’s Discourse, Roland Barthes

  • “knew”
    Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut

  • “and”
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

  • “composed”
    Against Nature, J.-K. Huysmans

  • “average”
    The Soft Machine, William S Burroughs

  • “you”
    Flatland, Edwin A Abbott

  • “atoms”
    Engines of Creation, K. Eric Drexler

  • “veracity”
    Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “way”
    Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson

  • “next”
    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe

(*Chapter headings, Prefaces, Prologues, Introductions, Initial Quotes etc. excluded)