For Task 15, I also asked some of the people I work with for suggestions; and this is what they came up with:

Alex Muir:

  • “For Whom The Bell Tolls” – Ernest Hemingway
  • Chris Jones:
  • “Glittering Images” – Susan Howatch

David Hancock:

  • “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” – Robert M Pierzig
  • “The Player of Games” OR “Consider Phlebas”
  • “Feersum Endjinn” – Iain M Banks
  • “Without Remorse” OR “The Hunt for Red October” – Tom Clancy
  • “Pride and Predjudice” – Jane Austen (yes, really!)
  • “Where the Red Fern Grows” – Wilson Rawls
  • “Mere Christianity” OR “The Screwtape Letters” – C.S. Lewis
  • “The 39 Steps” – John Buchan
  • “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “The Count of Monte Cristo” – Alexandre Duma

Emma Woolridge:

  • “Inferno” – Dante
  • “Feersum Endjinn” – Ian M Bank
  • “The Stars My Destination” – Alfred Bester
  • “Iliad” – Homer
  • “Transition” – Ian M Bank
  • “Histones” – Herotus
  • “Life of Pi” – Yann Martet
  • “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” – Philip K Dick
  • “I am Legend” – Richard
  • “Catch 22” – Jospeh Hello
  • “Flowers for Algernon” – Daniel Keys
  • “Riding Rockets” – Mike Mullane (space shuttle pilot – really good autobiography)
  • “The Periodic Table” – Primo Levi – A Holocaust survivor tells how he survived due to his chemistry knowledge and relates his survival to certain elements
  • “Grapes of Wrath” – Jim Steinbeck
  • “White Spider” – Henrich Harrer – Tells the story of how the north face of the eiger was climbed
  • “We Can Remember it for you Wholesale” – Philip K Dick

Robin Stafford Allen:

  • “Catastrophe” – David Keys: The first 100 pages are a really good romp though world history of the 6th century, and then it looks at the first eruption of Krakatoa in detail and the effect on the politics of the world.
  • Roel Verhoven:
  • “The code book” – Simon Singh
  • “The selfish gene” – Richard Dawkins
  • “Eye of the needle” – Ken Follett