Top books to read before the world ends

If I were to read just five books before the world ends Friday, they would have to be:

1. "84, Charing Cross Road"

2. "The History of Love"

3. "In a Sunburned Country"

4. "The Book Thief"

5. "The Shadow of the Wind"

Each book is unique. A memoir, a heartbreaker, a humorous travel story, a beautifully written novel and a dark, gothic mystery on the cobblestone streets of Barcelona.