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My Best Books that reel around my head

duirsgrove "duirsgrove"
 
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"A book for anyone who ever feels on the outside"
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
"I think the cleverest thing I've come across"
In the Cut
In the Cut
"Real women & relationships - very funny and ironic if you look for it"
The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions)
The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions)
"Amazing and infinitely underrated"
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Really shocking stuff"
The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)
The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)
The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen
The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen
"Best war poet, like John Clare for War.  Also ASIN 0701136618"
Romeo and Juliet (Penguin Shakespeare)
Romeo and Juliet (Penguin Shakespeare)
"I read this when I was about 14 and didn't find it hard at all.  Also Hamlet/MND."
The History of the Peloponnesian War  (Classics)
The History of the Peloponnesian War (Classics)
"Ok, so I did History, can you tell.  Salway's Roman Britain also good"
The Oresteian Trilogy: Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides (Penguin Classics): 0
The Oresteian Trilogy: Agamemnon, the Choephori, the Eumenides (Penguin Classics): 0
"Lysistrata, Frogs, Plato/Socrates also good"
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
"Read this when I was 8 (other versions: 0261103288 & 0006754023 ) I prefer to LOTR"
The English Patient
The English Patient
"Very different from the film"
Linda McCartney's World of Vegetarian Cooking: Over 200 Meat-free Dishes from Around the World
Linda McCartney's World of Vegetarian Cooking: Over 200 Meat-free Dishes from Around the World
"Best veggie book"
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs Of A Geisha
"A little American in places, but great considering he's a guy!"
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
"So much better than the film, If Paxman rates it, can't be half bad"
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
"I've seen him lecture, amazingly clever guy"
Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)
Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)
"Dvd also has a rather nice Mr Sewell ahem oh we were talking about books weren't we"
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
"(0141023546 a new reprint)"
The Secret Garden (Collector's Library)
The Secret Garden (Collector's Library)
"I seem to relate to stories about orphans lol"
Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
"People are mean to Jane Eyre grrr.  The days when  a teacher meant something (reprint also 0141028165)"
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood
"Miserable Irish childhood"
The Velveteen Rabbit (Creative Editions)
The Velveteen Rabbit (Creative Editions)
"Be real"
The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
"Better than the Odyssey & The Aeneid"