Seeing as we have movies and music already and games are out of the question (I mean, there is only one answer to favourite game here ), we need a book topic. So, let's just share some favourite books that got you thinking/touched you/are just awesome! Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Yes, the guy who is trying to raise 500k for a motion controller I choose this because it makes you think about language, religion and technology. It's also a very good read, perfect pace, very funny and with good internal logic. Read if you have any interest in cyberpunk, religion, language or the internet, or if you like samurais. Hell, just read it. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. Most impressive Steampunk with a lot of horror elements. Death, love, monsters, despair, steampunk and a wonderful world. I love the setting, the plot is more on the classical side. Also interesting for the political commentary that this has, but mostly a very good read. Freakonomics Economics are boring? Wrong. Helps you understand the world better and is super fun. If you like this kind of stuff, "Undercover Economist" is less humorous and more economics, and with a more economic world view Set This House In Order by Matt Ruff. Less anarchic than most of his other stuff, this is a tale about people with split personalities. Moving, funny and telling a good story, this is a mustread for anyone who remotely likes Matt Ruff or stories of different people in the normal world. Grass by Sheri S. Tepper. This. I love this book, I really do. It's a family heirloom and falling apart, but oh god I love this book. Science Fiction at its best, with no technobabble (though I enjoy that as well ), but a strange and alien world, and real humans tossed into it trying to figure out what the fuck is happening. I have read this book quite a few times and always find something new. The Family Tree by the same author is nearly as awesome. I could go on and on and on, if you like any of the above give me a call and I'll provide more in the same vein.