Our Top Ten reads on Book Lovers Day
From stolen art in France, 1916 to bee-keeping in South Carolina in the 1960s up to Mormonism in modern day Britain – it’s safe to say our Book Group choices in recent years have taken us on journeys through time and many different places!
In some cases we’ve left the planet altogether – by visiting the magical fantasy world of Fairie with Neil Gaiman in Stardust.
We’ve been brought very much down to Earth by riveting reads like Emma Donoghue’s Room with five-year-old Jack, who is being held captive along with his mother.
S.J. Watson’s psychological thriller about a woman suffering from amnesia was another very real page-turner - and both Room and Before I Go To Sleep were turned into fantastic films that us Book Groupers went to see at the cinema.
Our current read, Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, joins other classics such as E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India.
HRM book worms have also enjoyed non-fiction over the years, too – from Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman to Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father.
To mark Book Lovers Day here’s HRM’s Top Ten reads from over the years.
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
Us – David Nicholls
Before I Go To Sleep – S. J. Watson
Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Room – Emma Donoghue
A Song for Issy Bradley – Carys Bray
The Observations - Jane Harris
How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
The Girl You Left Behind – Jojo Moyes