Wow, I read a totally different set of books. Strange…hmm…
My all time favorite author of recent times is Lee Child. The Jack Reacher series has been exceptionally brilliant and seat gripping. (Since Mr. Ludlum can’t write from beyond the grave). If as a reader one would like to try out Lee Child, I suggest reading Die Trying to start with. Amazing action with vivid explanations about the 1 mile shot. Yes, how to take a shot across a mile with varying wind conditions, trajectories and with a good sniper rifle. YUM!!!
My favorites are below (all fiction):
Horror: Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series (there are 7 books out of which all of them are amazing. You just cannot wait until one book is over so you can start on the next)
Thriller: Alistair McLean’s Force 10 from Navarone and Puppet on a Chain
Spy thriller: Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Series (I tell you, the movies are awesome, but still incomparable to the three original books)
Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov’s The Foundation Series (A trilogy + 2, an amazing story of human endurance and ingenuity and the future of mankind set somewhere far far away in the future. Simply amazing, and marvelous the images that come into your mind when you get involved with Asimov’s books).
Classics: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
Pulp Fiction: James Hadley Chase and Nick Carter Series.
And I read every day, at all costs and no matter what. At least 10 pages a day.