I am indulging in list-making tonight, and this is the list of my favourite books, in no particular order other than what came to mind or my line of vision first.
Favourite books! Possession, by A. S. Byatt The Narnia Chronicles, by C. S. Lewis The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald Vanity Fair, by William Thackeray The Ordinary Princess, by M. M. Kaye Winter of Fire, by Sherryl Jordan A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte White Noise, by Don DeLillo The Father Brown Stories, by G. K. Chesterton Persuasion, by Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith The Tricksters, by Margaret Mahy The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke Venetia, by Georgette Heyer Stardust, by Neil Gaiman Captain Corelli's Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres Bridget Jones' Diary, by Helen Fielding The Halfmen of O, by Maurice Gee The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis The short stories of Roald Dahl The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie
That's all I can remember right now but I'm sure in the middle of the night I will come rushing out here to insert a crucial book I have unforgiveably forgotten.
Guess why I waste my time on things like this. Yup - it's study leave. Anything but study works for me.