Books – Personal Favourites

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I’m a bit of a erratic reader, if I’m in the mood, I’ll get through a good few books in a couple of months or I’ll go for months without reading one! I always see people asking for recommendations around holiday time and although some of these are not a ‘light, fun, holiday read’ I would recommend them nonetheless (give them more than 3/5).

Although these are in no particular order, Wonder is way up there and is the one book that affected me most by rendering me a blubbering wreck on the train on the way home from work (packed train at 5.30pm – not too embarrassing!)

I’m very much an ‘if a book doesn’t keep me interested by the end of the first chapter I’ll give up’ kinda person, I haven’t got time to waste on books which don’t grip me.

No doubt I’ll be adding to this list as and when I find more books I can recommend. I’m reading Birdman at the moment, by Mo Hayder, it’s started well, I’m through the first chapter and still going so looks like I’ll finish this one!

  • Wonder – R. J. Palacio
  • A million little pieces – James Frey
  • A prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  • Yes Man – Danny Wallace
  • The Bear went over the Mountain – William Kotzwinkle
  • Golden Boy – Abigail Tarttelin
  • My Friend Leonard  – James Frey
  • Jim Giraffe – Daren King
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • There’s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom – Louis Sachar
  • The Julian Chapter (A Wonder Story) – R. J. Palacio
  • The Art of Fielding – 
  • That Bear Ate my Pants – 
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