Many books are forgotten almost as soon as they are read (or is that just me?).  But some stick in your mind long after the final page. Here is my list of memorable reads – not necessarily my favourite books, but the ones with plots or characters that have stayed with me.

1. The Life of Pi, Yann Martel

2. The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe

3. The Road, Cormac McCarthy

4. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

5. Catch 22, Joseph Heller