Books You Should Read (or so I think)

Basically this is a list of my all time, extra special, favourite books, but more than that books that I want you to read because I hope that one day they can mean as much to you as they do to me and maybe they could change your life. That sounds like a grandiose claim and it’s rather clichéd but everything should change your life a little, I just hope these are good ones. (Also there are loose rules I am using on this list i.e. one book per author though I will list other recommendations by them too)

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville (also The Scar, Iron Council, King Rat, Looking For Jake and Un Lun Dun)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Diamond Dogs by Alastair Reynolds (also Revelation Space, Redemption Ark etc.)

Salt by Adam Roberts (also Polystom)

1984 by George Orwell (also Animal Farm)

That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis (also Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain etc.)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (also Xenocide, Speaker for the Dead, Children of the Mind, Traitor)

The Truth by Terry Pratchett (also all Discworld novels)

Wilt by Tom Sharpe (also Wilt on High, The Wilt Alternative, Wilt in Nowhere)

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton (also The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God, Pandora’s Star, Judas Unchained)

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

I will update this list as and when I think of more. You might notice a fairly heavy sci-fi leaning in the list but that’s because that’s a fair majority of what I read. Try it, you never know you might like it!


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