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My favourite books (fiction) in no particular order and subject to change:

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Last Of The Breed – Louis L’Amour (1)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
1984 – George Orwell
Animal Farm – George Orwell
Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare
The Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving
The World According to Garp – John Irving
The Source – James Michener
The Sea Wolf – Jack London
The Bridges of Madison County – Robert Waller (2)
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley.
Snow Falling On Cedars – David Guterson

Contenders:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
A Boy’s Life – Nick Hornby
Native Tongue – Suzette Haden Elgin
A Very British Coup – Chris Mullins
Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
The Monkey Wrench Gang – Edward Abbey
Kinflicks – Lisa Alther
The Cider House Rules – John Irving
A Prayer For Own Meany – John Irving
The Accidental Tourist – Anne Tyler
The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Books I wish I could read because I think they must be good but haven’t managed:

Moby Dick – Herman Mellville (finally listened to it)
The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie, got to try this one again!

Cracking good reads:

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish – Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
The Long Dark Tea-time of The Soul – Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
Blott on the Landscape – Tom Sharpe
The Colour of Magic – Derek Pratchett (and many others of his)

Books I thought I would like but read and wished I hadn’t:

Accordion Crimes – E Annie Proulx
Mexico – James Michener
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand (finally read it and found it deplorable)

Other books I’ve read

Please send suggestions to bobp@bobpalin.com if you think of something I would like based on the above list.