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A decade in books: V's book of the year

Vicky Hampton "literary insomniac"
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"2006: Though 2006 is not over yet, I knew I'd found my book of the year in April..."
Jitterbug Perfume
Jitterbug Perfume
"2005: Uplifting, quirky and beautifully written"
What I Loved
What I Loved
"2004: Made me cry on a commuter train, kept me awake all night"
G.
G.
"2003: A postmodern masterpiece (final year essay available!)"
The Rachel Papers
The Rachel Papers
"2002: I only allowed myself to savour 20 pages a day to make it last"
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
"2001: A 36-hour train journey through China went by in a flash"
Music & Silence
Music & Silence
"2000: Like falling in love"
Image Music Text
Image Music Text
"1999: Read 'Death of the Author': life changing"
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
"1998: I had to read this book four times to appreciate it fully"
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"1997: Perfect when you're 16"