Saturday, 4 June 2016

My Life in Books

I was very honoured to be invited onto the lovely Ruby Speechley's blog this week, to talk about My Life in Books. It meant I got to spend an indulgent few hours choosing my favourite, most meaningful ten great reads. I can only compare it to finding a box of photos in the attic and thinking you'd spend half an hour sorting through them, only to find yourself still there, two days later, having totally forgotten to eat, drink or work as you ambled through a range of emotions, losing yourself in times gone by. 
Eventually, totally forgetting Atonement by Ian McEwan and reluctantly leaving out the writing god, Maggie O'Farrell's, After You'd Gone, this was the list I came up with. 

Read more about the titles here on Ruby's blog.

1. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
2. The Devil’s Music by Jane Rusbridge
3. Defending Jacob by William Landay
4. Flying Under Bridges by Sandi Toksvig
5. Perfect by Rachel Joyce
6. The Humans by Matt Haig
7. Alphabet by Kathy Page
8. Crossing the Line by Christian Plowman
9. The Tell-Tale Heart by Jill Dawson
10. Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown

I wonder how many you've read and what you thought of them. And I'd love to know what your Top Ten would be. Please share!


  1. I've read only one on your list, The Power of One, which impressed me very much at the time. A couple of others including Humans is already on my TBR list and I'll look out for the others too.

  2. Hi Lindsay, I'm pleased you haven't read them all already. Interested to know what you think of Humans (and any others). Thanks for reading:)


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