Favourite and Best Books

My favourite books over the last few years –



The best books according to the big-time-reviewers –


My favourite books from pre-blogging years –

This list is in no particular order. They are books that I love for all sorts of reasons – some have been influential, others just beautifully written and then there are those that still have me thinking, years after I read them.

These are my ‘desert island’ books. The books that will always have a place on my shelf. The books that I could read over and over.

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
The Muddles of Mugwumpia by Irene Shackcloth
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Washington Square by Henry James
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Last Night at Twisted River by John Irving
The Reader by Berhard Schlink
Of a Boy by Sonya Hartnett
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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