Today is World Book Day. An awesome day when we get to celebrate all things book related! You may have seen this week I have been asking people to let me know which book they would recommend and a sentence on why, so here it is a fantastic list put together by my fantastic reader’s.
I hope you will find something inspirational to read…..
The first book I remember staying up all night to finish and being utterly hooked until the very end.
Because it’s got everything. Love, crime, passion, violence, everything.
Because “I love her and that is the beginning and end of everything” … Beautifully depicts what lengths someone would go to for the incurable feeling of love. No matter how much time you spend with your family, the heart breaks, marriages, kids and happiness; Love is the centre of everything and the two worlds shown in the novel depict what society today is made up of.
Moving and different and wonderful.
A timeless lesson on life, which you can read from childhood to adulthood , complemented by beautiful drawings from the author.
Was a game-changer for me. Hard hitting knowledge of human nature hits socio-economic differences in Russia. Brilliant!
One of the first great classics I read, its tale of friendship has stayed with me.
“I like you very much. Just as you are”. Empowering and says what thousands us are thinking. Never got bored.
I love this text because it taught me an existential view on life which can be very helpful at times.
Little did I know when I read this book that I would go on to have twins! This story of love, loss, redemption and facing your demons was very poignant to me in my twenties.
Sweeping epic spanning the final days of the Raj in India. The description of the geography of India at the time is so real it’s almost as if you could step into it. Fantastic story of struggling with identity and different kinds of love.
I am not a fan of military stories but this is so much more than that. Set in Vietnam, the practicalities and emotional duress of war as well as the camaraderie and a real human story. It’s only a short story, very easily readable.
These books were and remain true loves of mine and reignited a love of reading in me after teachers had done their best to kick it out of me at school. Pure magic and escapism.
Happy Reading x
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