I was just thinking of reading something new, I think I've been spending too much time on non-fiction books. Any suggestions ? What are your favorite authors, books ? The last really good non-fiction book I read was The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Has anyone ever read any Murakami ? I loved Norwegian Wood when I read that. I'm kind of writing two books myself at the moment, not to be the next Dan Brown or whoever. I think the last few weeks really sparked my creative side, and I've been rattling off a few thousand words each day. It's not a race, but I would like to finish them. One was intended to be a sort of thriller and the other a social commentary/relationship/character study - I decided to go with two, so I didn't get stuck with them and could switch back and forward. Sorry I wandered off topic - any really great books that I should pick up on ? Thanks.