My favorite books:
The Hunt for Red October
by Tom Clancy. The phrase page turner
gets a new meaning with this book--one that makes you want to read it all the way through in one sitting.
by David McCullough. One of the best biographies I've read in many
years. McCullough's latest bio on John Adams is also worth reading, too.
Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien. By far the best fantasy book of the 20th Century, mostly because of Tolkien's diligence in getting all the details right and consistent
The Harry Potter
series of books by J.K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling. Children's books? Surely you jest--her sense of storytelling and details are just flat-out wonderful
. I can't wait for the next Harry Potter
book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
, which is due March 2002.