So to deal with the issue of listlessness, here is my favourite books list on World Book Day 2016.
- 1984, by George Orwell. The only book I’ve read cover to cover four times.
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Solzhenitsyn. I’ve read that book three times.
- Gulag Archipelago, again by Solzhenitsyn. It took me about three years to read it, mainly on the loo in my flat in Bracknell, but well worth reading.
- Anything in the Dummies series of books. (Well, almost anything.)
- The Bumper Book of Government Waste, by Lee Rotherham. Very entertaining and informative.
- The Penguin Russian Course, by JJL Fennell. It was *the* must-have book till the mid-90’s.
- The Berlin Wall, by Frederick Taylor. I bought that at Newcastle Airport while awaiting my flight to Düsseldorf. Three hours later, I was still reading the book at the passport control queue on arrival in Germany.
Have a literary day, won’t you!