I just discovered the FiveBooks page on The Browser's website. The site's editors interview a famous person about his/her favorite books on a particular topic. Usually the person they pick to interview is considered an expert in that subject. Some of the interviews include Ruth Reichl discussing her favorite books on American food, J0hn Kerry discussing his favorite books on progressivism, and Oscar Hijuelos talking about his favorite books about Cuba.
The interviews provide a very interesting insight into books that helped shape the ideas of some of today's influential thinkers. Click here to explore the site -- and maybe to add some titles to your own reading list!