I then moved on to reading Judy Blume ( who remembers these books! ) Sidney Sheldon, Virginia Andrews to name just a few.
As an adult I've enjoyed reading a vast variety of books covering many topics.
Some of my all time favourite authors are Marian Keyes, Penny Vincenzzi and Paulina Simons. I have too many favourite books to name but some of the stand outs are The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
One of my first jobs was in a book store and many years on I continued this tradition by again working casually in my local book store after my son was born.
I'm now very lucky to be a part of a book cub, a group of beautiful, smart and warm women who I met through my son's school. We meet up monthly and discuss our chosen book - what we liked about it, the style, plot, ending etc. We also share many other stories about our lives, all over a glass of wine and delicious nibbles.
Our current book is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, an Australian author whose first book has shot to fame. It's an interesting story based on a true one about the last person executed in Iceland in the 1800's.
I'm really looking forward to our next book which is The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.
What I love most about book club is that I've read many books that I would never contemplate reading. I'd love to hear what your favourites are.
|This months book club book|