If you know my curriculum-setting habits, you'll know I smiled at the first choice for the 'One Book, One Twitter' initiative (you can read about in here in The Guardian). The choice is for the big, rambling Neil Gaiman novel, American Gods.
It's not an easy or simple choice, so I'm fascinated that it won. The field included literary and science fiction heavy weights, too. In reading about the 'one book, one city' efforts that spurred 'one book, one twitter' on, what is exciting is that the novels aren't predictable. Apart from perhaps To Kill A Mockingbird in Chicago. Yes, I enjoy the novel, but it regularly crops up on 'to read' lists. From Russia With Love, chosen by Brighton, doesn't.