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Books for Non-Airheaded Girls

Ms. S. J. Walsh "Walshy"
 
Karma
Karma
"A fantastic read, had me laughing all the way through! The main character, Paige, is very easy to empathize with.  Karma does exist..."
The Naming Of The Dead
The Naming Of The Dead
"A compelling book.  I love the Rebus books but this one especially appealed to me because I was staying in Edinburgh at the tense time of the G8 summit when the UK did not know what would happen..."
Eleven On Top (Stephanie Plum 11)
Eleven On Top (Stephanie Plum 11)
"Stephanie Plum makes me laugh. Her & Grandma Mazur down at the funeral parlour - gets me every time. She's a bounty hunter because she needs the money for her rent & her donut addiction - great."
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Penguin Modern Classics)
"I've never seen the film but this is an excellent book. The author skilfully weaves the paths between the immortal Miss Jean Brodie and the other characters who are all influenced by her in her prime."
Nazi War Trials (Pocket Essentials)
Nazi War Trials (Pocket Essentials)
"The Nuremberg Trials set a precedent which established the foundation for many of today's ideas of fairness & justice in times of conflict. Gripping."
The Decadent Handbook
The Decadent Handbook
"THE book about decadence.  Louche, immoral, charismatic, erotic - some of my favourite things."
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
"How can something be violent, funny, stark at the same time? This can. Paula is more than just a sum of the roles she plays, she is totally human &true to our time."
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
"I love the series, I love the book. This is the perfect gift for anyone you know who is fond of 'urban myths'! Pub quiz-tastic."
The Way Through the Woods (Inspector Morse Mysteries)
The Way Through the Woods (Inspector Morse Mysteries)
"Probably my favourite Morse book.  I don't know why, this one just kept me going right till the end."
Catch-22
Catch-22
"Every time I read this I get something new out of it. (I've never seen the film - I couldn't bear to have my illusions shattered.)"
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language -
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language -
"I love this book, it would be great to dip into if stranded on a desert island.  I used it a lot when I was at Uni studying Linguistics."
Moab Is My Washpot
Moab Is My Washpot
"An entertaining & charming read. I'm not usually into biographies, but I had read Stephen's novels before & enjoyed them.  Fascinating chap."
The Keys To The Street
The Keys To The Street
"A riveting read set in the Regent's Park area of London. Fate intertwines the lives of a diverse selection of people living in the area.  Parts of this book will stick in your mind for a long time."
The Deeper Meaning of Liff
The Deeper Meaning of Liff
"This is hilarious. A dictionary of things there aren't any words for yet - but should be. Don't read it on public transport because you will be laughing out loud!!"
The Dedalus Book of Absinthe
The Dedalus Book of Absinthe
"A well researched history of absinthe."
Easyread Tyne and Wear (Easyread Street Atlas)
Easyread Tyne and Wear (Easyread Street Atlas)
"Excellent spiral-bound street atlas which actually includes Crawcrook & Ryton! (Many others don't - I'd begun to think I was living in an imaginary place...)"