It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.
This week it’s Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS from the past 3 years. I like this topic, gives me a good chance to look back on some of my favourites
Made me pretty much gave me a girl crush on Caitlin Moran. Very funny, and clever.
Funny, and clever. Must read for literary people. I’ve been recommending this one all over the place.
A little bit of a cheat here since there are technically 3 books (Truffle Fries and a Little Taste of Chocolate, A Pickle and Carrot Cake, and, Meatball Sandwich and Cream Crumb), but they are short, each containing two short stories with a food as the starting point. They’re beautifully written and you wouldn’t think you could get so much thought and emotion into such short stories. These are probably my most championed indie books.
Life After Life- Kate Atkinson
Still remains the only Atkinson I’ve ever read (but I am eagerly awaiting the parallel novel due to come out in May) but it is one of my favourite books. It’s a little hard to describe without it sounding gimmicky, so I usually just tell people they must read it!
Another one I’ve forced on a few people! It takes a fair amount of energy to read, but it’s well worth it. I wanted to recommend this to my Mum‘s book group, but they weren’t impressed with the sex in The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts so I decided they probably wouldn’t take to a book in which the main character was a prostitute.
Another must read for bibliophiles. This one is more thoughtful, and also funny. Gets you thinking about old favourites.
The Storyteller is a bit different from other books by Picoult, but it still is very moving.
Great, entertaining, and witty book all about words. I just wish I could remember more of them