we all have our favourite books don't we, I know I must have dozens but every so often I like to sit down and try to sift through the piles of Literature i've avidly devoured over the years and select the few that really stand out in my mind.
These are usually the books i've returned to time and time again despite always having new things to read at hand. I often find that you can only truly know a book when you've read it more than once, it usually takes a re-read and then another and another, allowing the book to permeate you completely until you can fully appreciate and cherish it. After all as Oscar Wilde said: “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
so here is a list of the ten books that have most shaped me, the ones that stay with me always. The list isn't necessarily in any particular order, just as they appeared in my mind when I made the list.
i'll update this as often as I can to so be sure to check back for more in the future!