I was going to post this thread a few months ago but decided against it.
BBC Radio 5 in their Up all night show in recent years have had a weekly hour and a half show asking people to suggest a book (phone/text etc) for the 'virtual bookshelf'. The presenter would be joined by a book expert and each week they would choose one book for the bookshelf.
Not long ago they completed the 100 book virtual book shelf. Since then, once a month they dedicate a whole show to one of those books. One can listen again during the day time instead of ruining their sleep. The most recent was the 'Count of Monte Cristo'.
Anyway. You can check out the virtual book shelf here: (scroll down)
To the main purpose of this thread:
1. Have you read any from the list? List some or all.
2. Have you read any books not on the list that you would suggest for the list? List at least 3.
3. List 3 books from the list that you would like to read.
8) Animal Farm by George Orwell. - Read it at school and since.
71) Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C Clarke - An interesting Sci-fi. Like explring/discovering a new world. Hoping to read the follow up books in the series.
91) Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris - Why wouldn't one want to learn more about Hannibal Lecter?
Sphere, Michael Crichton - An excellent Sci-fi. The film did it no justice.
The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty - A quick paced book that explains in detail the later movie.
The Last Godfathers, John Follain - A true account of dispacable human beings.
Only recently begun Lord of the Rings (trilogy).
87) 1984, by George Orwell. - Never read this. Seems a must read.
39) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. - A recent review show aroused my interest. Love the sound of the plot.
A book not on the list but one I noted down as one to read (it would have to be appropriate). In one show I heard someone say how he/she was terrified to turn the page while reading it:
The Collector, John Fowles.
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