Seeing as we have a 'Favourite Films' thread running, how about another for your favourite literature. The last novel I read was Frederick Forsyth's The Odessa File, with Gulliver's Travels before that. My favourite remains Nineteen-Eighty-Four. As for non-fiction (non-railway-non-fiction), I'm currently working through Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon and about to start on John Sweetman's The Dambusters Raid (I also have a second edition of the Paul Brickhill book). I'm also interested in some that bridge the gaps, like Jan Zalasiewicz's The Earth After Us or Dougal Dixon's After Man, A Zoology of the Future, both of which try to use scientific methods to describe a post Human world.