@FLN- I know what you mean about the 'physical books' (as opposed to virtual ones!) There's nothing like having one in your hands and turning the pages and seeing stacks of them on your bookshelves. Unfortuantely, there's never enough room is there?! At least with cyber books you can keep lots of them. Though it's never really quite the same is it?
@Ruby- yes, I love books like that. Historical characters are always so fascinating, especially the ones who have shaped the country we live in now.
@Ouby- that looks like a great read! Thanks
@OND- I like the self-help and human relationship books too. I've got one all about body language.. it's fascinating LOL! And languages too, I've got a pile of various language books, although I've not really mastered any yet LOL!!
@d- I'm half way through Orwell's 1984.. good read!
If anyone else wants to put the name of a book or their favourite shortlist that would be great!
I love reading books about exploration too, so Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been someone at the top of my list. He writes some good thrillers too.