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13 books to read before your 20

"gem_morris"
 
A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin)
A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin)
"An influencial dystopia, If you think youth culture is bad now have a read of this."
Tipping The Velvet (Virago V)
Tipping The Velvet (Virago V)
"Victorian history with a twist! Fantastic characterisation, a million times better than the BBC Drama"
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
"Words cannot decribe this trilogy, I am under the spell of the ring of power"
How the Dead Live
How the Dead Live
"Will self conveys an 'alternative'view on life after death involving a popular music singing foetus, and living with the weight that you lost and put on in your former life.  Interesting!!!!"
Hooky Gear
Hooky Gear
"A great read brimming with black humour"
The Passion (Contemporary classics)
The Passion (Contemporary classics)
""I'm telling you stories.  Trust me." I put all my trust into wintersons storytelling ability.  Gripping, a masterpiece I'll never forget"
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
"Austen deserves pride of place on all top ten reads, she makes C18th Britain accessable to teens and OAP's alike"
Much Ado about Nothing (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
Much Ado about Nothing (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
"Laugh, cry, or just read in awe of the Shakespearian delight that is 'Much ado about nothing'"
The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
"Deserved winner of the booker prize, Atwoods novel is full of twists and turns. An imaginative and unpredictable read"
Mrs Dalloway (Wordsworth Classics)
Mrs Dalloway (Wordsworth Classics)
"The stream of conciousness in this novel is to die for, nobody can do it better than Wolfe! Well except maybe Winterson!"
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Essential Penguin)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Essential Penguin)
"Well, what can I say about this book!  Obviously British prudishness didn't have a hold over Laurence.  It's a shame that Jackie Collins doesn't reach the same standard."
Ariel
Ariel
"Poetry that is almost as good to just look at as it is to read.  Personal, bleak but terrific all the same"
The World's Wife
The World's Wife
"Hated by men, adored by women.  Laugh till you cry and cry till you sob.  My personal favourite is Mrs Beast."