If there’s one regret I have about this modern world I live in is that it’s very hard to find the time to sit down and read. I still do manage to squeeze in a chapter here and there, especially with my Kindle – hardly anything I read is printed on paper.
Which are my favourites though? There are books that I have read, and at that point in my life I felt they were the best a book could be; like nothing could beat it – however reading them again today I find the them overly sentimental and unrealistic and I don’t enjoy it half as much (i.e. anything by Thomas Hardy).
These though I think these are my top 5 – I’ve tried to be very honest and pick books that I genuinely love to snuggle up with and devour rather than more show-offy, literary offerings. In no particular order;
- As a kid I loved Enid Blyton – The Magic Faraway Tree and The Famous Five were particular favourites
- Anything at all written by Jane Austen – if I had to pick a favourite I think I’d choose ‘Persuasion‘ – I cried real tears!
- The ‘George Smiley’ books by John le Carré (the first of which is ‘Call for the Dead‘)
- The ‘Jackson Brodie’ series of Novels by Kate Atkinson (the first of which is ‘Case Histories‘)
- The amazing ‘Jeeves & Wooster‘ books by PG Wodehouse
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