Northern Lights/The Subtle Knife/The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman - Possibly my all-time favourite set of books. The worlds created are really easy to get lost in and the plot blows my mind away. Never fail to cry near the end too. Trainspotting
by Irvine Welsh - Became a much easier read once I gained some friends from Edinburgh! There's a lot of underlying points/opinions of the author scattered around. Haven't decided if that's a good or bad point - It's one of those reads that haunts your mind for a while once you've finished. Haven't had time to read the sequel yet. Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley - A short read that gives you a lot to think about. Generally I love books that create alternate worlds, and dystopian/utopian ones are all the more interesting to think about. 1984
by George Orwell is similar - but pretty lengthy. Section near the end of 1984 takes real patience to get through too. An Evil Cradling
by Brian Keenan - Tend to hate autobiographies but this one's amazing. The author really has a particular voice to him (along the lines of..cynical Irishman maybe?) and if you're well-read on the happenings in the Middle East, it's an interesting read for sure. Still accessible to even the clueless though. Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen - What can I say, I love my classics.
Anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald is generally awesome as well. His writing style is incredible and his books tend to be pretty short from my experience.
<message edited by Little Envy on 15 March 2012 22:02>