Favourite reads

I’m not very good at reviewing books, but I know what I like and don’t like, so here I’m going to start a list of books that I love(d) and recommend to other readers/writers. My taste in reading is pretty eclectic. I read a lot of science books, but love a good story if it is well written.

Fiction Nonfiction
  1. The halfmen of O, Maurice Gee – I read this book when I was a kid and it inspired me to continue making up my own stories. I think it’s being made into a move.
  2. Great expectations, Charles Dickens
  3. Jigs and Reels, Joanne Harris
  4. Sky Burial, Xinran
  5. The book thief, Markus Zusak
  6. The lovely bones, Alice Sebold
  7. Wuthering heights, Emily Bronte
  8. Sunflower, Colin McLaren
  9. The handmaid’s tale, Margaret Atwood
  1. Wonderful life, Stephen Jay Gould – this is Gould’s first natural history book and remains my favourite. It is the enthusiasm with which he writes that I love.
  2. The art of looking sideways, Alan Fletcher
  3. A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson
  4. Musicology, Oliver Sacks
  5. Malinche’s Conquest, Anna Lanyon
  6. In fact: the best of creative non fiction, edited by Lee Gutkind
  7. Life Stories, David Attenborough
  8. The library at night, Alberto Manguel – I’m a sucker for books about books
  9. A sense of the world, Jason Roberts
  10. At Home With Books: How Booklovers Live With And Care For Their Libraries
  11. Roger’s world, Charles Siebert

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