Six from Five Books.

David of the fine Largehearted Boy website called my attention to Five Books, where various thinkers/writers/experts are asked to name what they believe are the five most important books on a given subject. The archives are fairly extensive; here’s some of what I tossed into Instapaper for later.

Aleksandar Hemon on Man’s Inhumanity to Man

Alain de Botton on Illuminating Essays

Michael Morpurgo on Books for Children

Joanna Kavenna on Parallel Worlds

Peter Lilley MP on Samuel Johnson

Sophie King on Creative Writing