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Book Recommendations

I’ve been reading. And at least I’ve been reading, whilst I haven’t been writing. For this reason, I’ve decided to share the books I’ve finished, because I only finish them when they’re worth my time. I can pick up a book and drop it (either instantly or within the week) because I know it’s not going to tickle my mind in the most perfect way. I have friends who persist, purely because it’s a task they’ve begun and feel the need to finish…but not me. I will not drink a glass of bad wine, and I will not read a bad book.

Here are the titles I’ve read in the last 12 months, that I wholly believe are worth reading. They are in no particular order, except for those written by Lian Hearn, as they’re part of the most wonderful series I’ve ever experienced.

There are 14 books here. So if you can manage to read one book per month of the year, you’ll get them all done with two spares. And if you devour words, of course you’ll be done sooner. I’m not going to review, I just want to share them so that others can experience the melange of emotions I did when I had the privilege of turning those many hundreds of pages.

Thank you to my friend Helene, who has the same taste in printed word as I do and recommended many of these.

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

The Last Migration – Charlotte McConaughey

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

Melmoth – Sarah Perry

Across the Nightingale Floor – Lian Hearn

Once there were Wolves – Charlotte McConaughey

Grass as his Pillow – Lian Hearn

Pony – RJ Palacio

Brilliance of the Moon – Lian Hearn

The Harsh Cry of the Heron – Lian Hearn

Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

All the Light we cannot See – Anthony Doerr

I would love to hear your reports, if you do get your hands on these beauties or if you’ve read them already. Comment on this post or get in touch with me if you have my number.

Big Love so

2 replies »

  1. Thank you for your book recommendations! That gives me a list to work through slowly! Love only read Robinson Mistry so thank you for the many choices, I don’t often read fiction so it’s nice to have good recommendations. 😘


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