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Some all time favourites in no particular order

Reader "Reader"
 
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
"Wonderful movie, but the book is beyond brilliant"
Dispatches (Picador)
Dispatches (Picador)
"Had no idea how to appreciate writing, until I read this.  My growing up book"
Waterland
Waterland
"Had a special poignancy when my school cancelled A-level history"
War and Remembrance
War and Remembrance
"Absolutely devoured this in Junior High"
Deadeye Dick
Deadeye Dick
"Little known, little celebrated - but what a unique style"
Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Teenage Fiction)
Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Teenage Fiction)
"Because you have to include the stuff you liked early on as well.  Still counts"
Samarkand
Samarkand
"Fascinating Historical fiction"
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
"That are some books that just define an age and place.  This rather unassuming novel is it"
Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel
Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel
"Included for sheer reading pleasure, and to show the breadth & diversity of my interests too"
Destiny
Destiny
"Why pretend I only read serious contemporary literature?  The summer of 88 would not have been without this"
Sins
Sins
"The miniseries book ...ah, now we are really scraping the barrel"
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
"Good thumping read.  Trying to include everything I borrowed from Ma Hudson's library"
War and Peace: 3-Volume Boxed Set (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
War and Peace: 3-Volume Boxed Set (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
"The ultimate. I took this out each summer vacation I was in high school, reading a book at a time, until I read the whole thing cover to cover in my final yr.  All girls fall in love with Prince Andre"
The Levant Trilogy: "Danger Tree", "Battle Lost and Won" and "Sum of Things" (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
The Levant Trilogy: "Danger Tree", "Battle Lost and Won" and "Sum of Things" (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"Pleasure of a book - set mostly in Egypt during the Second World War"
The English Patient
The English Patient
"An absolute gem of a book"
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
"Great summer holiday reading - if a rather unexpected ending"
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
"Beacause the list would not have been complete without something by Alice Walker"
In the Eye of the Sun
In the Eye of the Sun
"The Great Egyptian Novel"
Brazzaville Beach
Brazzaville Beach
"Something unusual that I happened to stumble across one summer holiday"
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
"Good luck finding any book satisfying after you read this.  Genius"
Ali and Nino (Basic)
Ali and Nino (Basic)
"Such an amazing find.  The kind that makes you happy to be alive"
Prophet
Prophet
"The most incredible poetry.  One of a kind."
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Mrs Rennie read out the 'Don't Condemn Me' passage in Std 7, and Mr Briggs recommended it in Form 1or 2, and I was hooked"
The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
"I thought this was the best South Asian book I had ever read, until I came across Khaled Hosseini's 'Kite Runner'"
The Ramona Collection, Volume 1: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Brave/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona (Ramona Collections)
The Ramona Collection, Volume 1: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Brave/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona (Ramona Collections)
"My childhood hero - enough said.  The 1st time I visited NYC I bought all the books that were missing from my collection"