Anthony Campbell's Book Reviews

Personal Choice

I've given stars to some of the books I review here but this is usually an off-the-cuff judgement, made just after I've read them. It doesn't necessarily reflect how important I think the book is in the long run. So what I've done now is to list just a few of the books I've read over the years which have stayed in my mind for one reason or another and which I continue to refer to or even reread. If I had to go to my desert island, these are some of the books I'd like to have with me.

I hesitated for a long time before making a selection of this kind. These are by no means the only books I've enjoyed or found to be important and the list could easily have been longer, particularly the fiction. So I'm sure about the value of the books I've included but there could certainly have been more of them. (In fact the list is subject to revision and additions from time to time.) The selection probably says as much about me as it does about the books, but, anyway, here it is. They are grouped vaguely by category but there is some overlapping.

For a different kind of selection, see my selected reading lists.


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