The best books you have ever read?
Steve Holloway started a great thread in Any Answers last week when he asked which books members rated in their top three. We thought it would be great to continue what he started in this group, where there's a bit more space to discuss your preferences and debate the merits of the contenders.
Here's a very rough summary of the most popular choices (basically titles that were suggested by more than one person). Feel free to add your own, and argue the case:
- Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkein
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (highly contested)
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsythe
- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein ("So much better" than LotR, says number3)
- The Green Mile by Stephen King
- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Road by Cormack McCarthy
I know... I know, it's impossible. But if there's enough enthusiasm on this thread, we could separate the survey into Fiction, Non-Fiction and perhaps even a genre section or two (Crime, Thrillers, Fantasy, Children's).
Already I've picked up a few good suggestions for my summer reading list. If coming up a definitive list has too many problems, perhaps we should work towards each making a single suggestion (What book would you recommend AccountingWEB members for their holiday readying?).
I'm also beginning to feel a Born Dull?! urge brewing... no one has mentioned the role of accountants in literature yet!