OK, so we've had favourite book genre and a whole host of music and film threads so I thought, as I'm currently looking for a book to read I would put this thread forward. List the best 5 books you have ever read and importantly the one book which you would recommend to your best friend. It needn't be high brow just the one book which you feel perhaps changed your view of the world or passed some time pleasantly. I suppose I should start! The best book I ever read was called Eagle in the sky by Wilbur Smith, now I don't really like Wilbur Smith but I have read this book 4 times it is brilliant. The rest of my five are: Lord of the Rings- Tolkien Because I was 15 and it enthralled me. The Dragonbone Chair- Tad Williams Because I was 30 and it enthralled me more than above To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee Because it was my english GCE book and I've revisited it twice. Einsteins Universe- Nigel Calder Because it really did change my life. These threads seem to be the type people look in on when joining the site or when bored so I will add it to the other sticky's at the top of NBCD.