We have an entire section devoted to celebs, a few music threads, some movie ones... but what about books? I'm sure there are a ton of avid readers here, so let's exchange some titles. What are your favorite books? What are you reading right now? What was bloody awful? Who is your favorite author? Right now I'm reading Spook by Mary Roach. She's a writer for Salon.com who wrote this book about the history of scientific study of the afterlife. I am quite underwhelmed by it. Before that I read a mystery novel called The Dante Club. It reinvogorated my interest in Dante and also painted a very interesting portrait of the most famous writers of Harvard in that era. One of my favorite books is John Irving's The Cider House Rules. I really like John Irving in general, but this is one of my favorites of his. Sula. I love Toni Morrison, but this is the one novel of hers that I'd pick to read again right now. Chaos by James Gleick. Good book on Chaos theory and its history. I really like Science writing. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jameson. Probably one of the best accounts of mental illness that I've read. There are a ton more but I'm drawing a complete blank.