For the Scottish Sunday Express, she named her six best books. One title on the list:
THE CATCHER IN THE RYERead about the other books on Thompson's list.
by JD Salinger
I was still at school when I read this. I can remember sitting on a wall, in a little puddle of sun, after getting the number 28 bus home, crying as I slowly turned the last few pages. I was completely in love with the central character and genuinely bereft that he was no longer in my life.
The Catcher In The Rye appears on Dan Rhodes' top ten list of short books and Sarah Ebner's top 25 list of boarding school books. Upon rereading, the novel disappointed Khaled Hosseini, Mary Gordon, and Laura Lippman.