Here’s a list of some of the books I would take to a desert island. Everyone should make a point of reading each one of these at least once. Get to it!
The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Howard Gardner and Kate Davis. New Haven; Yale UP. 2013.
Alone Together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. Sherry Turkle. New York, Basic Books. 2011.
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto. Jaron Lanier. Penguin. 2011
Who Owns The Future? Jaron Lanier. Penguin. 2014.
And now for something completely different:
Let’s just begin by saying anything written by Stephen King guarantees a brilliant read. I firmly believe that if the man wrote a shopping list, it would become a bestseller overnight. You might not always like the story itself, but you’ll love the process of telling it. You have my word on it.
The Dark Tower. Stephen King
The Stand. Stephen King.
1984. George Orwell.
The Penal Colony. Richard Herley.
Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury.
Salem’s Lot. Stephen King.
I am Legend. Richard Matheson.
Brave New World. Aldous Huxley.
After the Cure. Deirdre Gould.
Joyland. Stephen King.
The Giver. Lois Lowry.
On The Beach. Nevil Shute.
Blind Faith – Ben Elton
I found it very difficult to actually put this down and do anything else. There are shades of Fahrenheit 451, and Brave New World, but this stands alone as a reflection on the modern, technological world and the dangers of tech-worship. Read it!
Blaze. What can I say? It’s Stephen King! No words of mine can describe this man’s genius.
The Long Walk. Another masterpiece!
This man is a genius. I’m reading Thinner again, (and again, and again), just because it’s so amazing. Go grab a copy. You will never, ever, go on another diet – trust me.