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…..
Rebecca by daphne du Maurier
The first book I remember staying up all night to finish and being utterly hooked until the very end.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Because it’s got everything. Love, crime, passion, violence, everything.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Moving and different and wonderful.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A timeless lesson on life, which you can read from childhood to adulthood , complemented by beautiful drawings from the author.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Was a game-changer for me. Hard hitting knowledge of human nature hits socio-economic differences in Russia. Brilliant!
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One of the first great classics I read, its tale of friendship has stayed with me.
Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
“I like you very much. Just as you are”. Empowering and says what thousands us are thinking. Never got bored.
The Outsider by Albert Camus
I love this text because it taught me an existential view on life which can be very helpful at times.
I Know This Much is True
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.
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
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.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brian
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.
Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
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.
If you have a book you would like to add, please leave a comment below or message on me on Facebook or Twitter.
Happy Reading x
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