So I just got done with my masters coursework (woot!). I will finally have time to read for pleasure again. From you fine people, I'd like recommendation on good reads. As a way of starting out, some of my favorite books include:
The Ages of Gaia, James Lovelock. Sort of Sciency, its theoretical ecology and good for people who like the planet and dont mind the occasional paragraph about chemical reactions.
Shogun. Great somewhat-trashy historical fiction. Oodles of sepuku.
Anything by Chinua Achebe, and other West African writers.
Salman Rushdie, or other authors who write in quaint South Asian English.
Ecotopia. (I forget the author). Ecoporn, with nifty fascist undertones.
What do you like and why?