I’d also add: The Princess Bride, by William Goldman. Funny, and so deeply romantic it will change your entire view of romance. Winnie The Pooh, AA Milne. More than a great kid’s story, it is the deepest summation of unconditional love ever written. The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson. It’s opening rival’s that of Moby-Dick: “I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.” The memoir of a returning American traveling the blue highways of The United States is hilarious and revealing. It’s a book you won’t soon forget.