In the last couple of weeks I've finished three more books from my list. Though they are very different in plot, context and style, they share one common theme: Guilt.
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki is considered Japan's first modern novel. It is a story reflecting the conflict in Japan between traditional values and the newly-adopted Western institutions. Full review.
The World According to Garp by John Irving is the wild story of a writer struggling against the influence of his tragic personal life on his writing... and much more. Full review.
Regeneration by Pat Barker is the first book in a trilogy depicting the treatment of cases of combat-induced mental illness in Britain in World War I. Most of the characters are historical figures, and the depictions of therapy are taken from actual published case studies. Full review.