It’s World Book Day so what better time than to share some of my favourite reads?
Commuting in London shows just how much books are being abandoned in favour of iPads, kindles and other gadgets – but in my opinion, there is nothing nicer than reading an actual book with paper pages!
My earliest, and most fond, memories of reading including my mum reading to us every single day. My favourite reading time was the bedtime story I shared with my younger brother every evening after bath time. As I got older, still very much into reading different books, one of the most exciting outings as a youngster was the regular trips to the bookshop with my older sister (who at the time I thought was very cool, now I’ve learnt otherwise!)
Now that I’m an aunt, I love reading books to my nieces and watching their little faces as the story goes on. If all else fails, keep reading!
It’s hard to choose by some of my favourite books are:
- Monsieur Le Cure’s Peaches by Annabel Harris
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- L’Etranger by Albert Camus
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka
- The Tempest, William Shakespeare
- This is for you by Rob Ryan