Editor's top 25 all-time favourite titles

1.   J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy

2.   Robert Louis StevensonKidnapped

3.   Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows

4.   Daphne Du MaurierRebecca

5.   Donna TarttThe Secret History

6.   Rohinton MistryA Fine Balance

7.   Kate AtkinsonBehind the Scenes at the Museum

8.   Sebastian FaulksBirdsong

9.   Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner

10. Alistair MacLeodNo Great Mischief

11. Andrea LevySmall Island

12. Robin JenkinsThe Cone Gatherers

13. Sebastian BarryA Long Long Way

14. Tom WolfeThe Bonfire of the Vanities

15. Sue Monk KiddThe Secret Life of Bees

16. Jerome K. Jerome: Three Men in a Boat

17. Vikram SethAn Equal Music

18. Michel FaberThe Crimson Petal and the White

19. Jack KerouacOn the Road

20. Carlos Ruiz ZafonThe Shadow of the Wind

21. Lionel ShriverWe Need to Talk About Kevin

22. Kathryn StockettThe Help

23. Larry Watson: Montana 1948

24. John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men

25. John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces