I've found a bit of time to start reading again (6 months off work) and after going through many pages of this thread I picked up some titles to read. Many thanks to all who posted as they've been great. A Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins - 8/10 I'm not sure why I didn't pay attention in biology at school but I loved this. Apart from the chapter on game theory which I think went a but overboard. A thousand splendid suns - 9/10 Wow. What a book. A great story and you really get a sense of Afghanistan for women. The Road - Cormac McCarthy - 8/10 Managed to read this in a day. Loved it and was gripped by their journey. I quite enjoyed that it didn't have chapters. I only felt the last two paragraphs were lacking. I didn't quite understand them?? Sapiens: A brief history of humankind - 10/10 Not an easy read (as in page turner) but I think a must read for anybody who wants to understand where we are today and how we got here. Books still in my bag: Kite runner A girl with a dragon tattoo Homo Deus A brief history of time I would have brought 'A Little Life' with me but it's a bit big and I'm sure it can't get better than the first time I read it. Best thing I've ever taken away from the SMB. Does anyone have any recommendations of anything else to read? Nearly forgot, a couple of not so good books: Man and boy - Tony Parsons - 5/10 An ok story with a bit of humour but a book to pass the time rather than a must read. Rag doll - 6/10 Slightly better than average thriller to fill the time. Wont go out my way to read the sequel.