my favorites are: 1. Walden-Henry David Thoreau-and anything else by Thoreau 2. Atlas Shurgged-Ayn Rand-read it in the past year-1200 pages, took me a while. 3. The Scarlet Ibis-James Hurst,i think. 4. The Sea Wolf-Jack London, Captain Larson's summary of LIFE is great. 5. Collapse-Jared Diamond-another recent read, explains a lot. 6. Mathew Bracken books were better than I expected. 7. I will read books about politics if I believe the person on the cover really wrote the book, not many do, And they must believe in their writing. Well you get the ideal.