My 15 Best Books

I have been thinking recently what are the best books I have ever read?

So here is my list of 15 best books, that I have read and would recommend to everyone, in no particular order.

  1. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (About young gangsters in Brighton in the 1930's)
  2. Weaveworld by Clive Barker (About a magical world in a carpet, sounds ridiculous, but it's not, just dark, powerful and a tale woven so well it stays with you forever)
  3. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (About female friendship, feminism and art)
  4. A Prayer for Owen Meany  by John Irving(About a child who believes himself to be Gods instrument)
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Through the eyes of his six year old daughter we see Atticus Finch as a hero for the fight against racism)
  6. Orange is Not the Only Fruit - By Jeanette Winterson ( a coming of age tale for a young lesbian)
  7. Chocolat by Joanne Harris (A story of a single mother who comes to a small traditional French town and changes peoples perspective a little with persuasion and a little bit of magic)
  8. The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards (About a doctor who gives away his downs syndrome daughter to a nurse at birth)
  9. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (The real diary of a junior doctor - I read this in 24 hours, un-puttable-downable)
  10. Three things about Elsie - By Joanna Cannon (The story of an old ladies descent into dementia, through her eyes)
  11. Dracula by Bram Stoker (Because I love a vampire and this one is the original and the best)
  12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (I love this because she wrote this at a time when most women had to change their name to get published she published as herself at only 20 - oh, and I do love a Gothic novel)
  13. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (About a boy with Asperger's and being different)
  14. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Another vampire story but covering some other more disturbing social problems, including paedophilia, bullying, social isolation)
  15.  Generation X by Douglas Coupland (Disillusioned generation X'ers tell stories of a broken world) 
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