My Favourite Books of All-Time!

This is where I will list my most favourite books as I read and review them. As my blog is still in its infancy I’m going to list some of my all-time favourite books and will come back to add reviews as and when I can. The books on this page will have scored 10/10 on my rating system but will have that magical something extra that just puts them beyond any rating!

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Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin


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 Out of the Darkness by Katy Hogan 


The Jazz Files by Fiona Veitch Smith

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Story of You by Julie Myerson

After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

To Be Someone by Louise Voss

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

The Coincidence Authority by John Ironmonger

The Headmaster’s Wife by Christopher Thomas Greene

The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

The Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys

A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill

This Is How It End by Kathleen MacMahon

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

A F*cked Up Life in Books by Anonymous

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O’Rourke

The State of Me by Nasim Marie Jafry

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey

The Night Before Christmas by Scarlett Bailey

Like Bees to Honey by Caroline Smailes

100RPM: 100 Stories Inspired by Music ed. by Caroline Smailes

The Girl in Times Square by Paullina SImons

The Guardian Angel’s Journal by Carolyn Jess Cooke

Delicacy by David Foenkinos

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Collected Poems by Philip Larkin

The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin

Love Story by Erich Segal

Still Me by Christopher Reeve

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder

Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope

If I Don’t Know by Wendy Cope

Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Where the Heart is by Billie Letts

Diana’s Story by Deric Longden

Past Caring by Audrey Jenkinson

Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein Gaarder

The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

A Visit from The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

11.22.63 by Stephen King

Nutmeg by Maria Goodin

You Must Be Sisters by Deborah Moggach

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close By Jonathan Safran Foer

The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

The Son by Michel Rostain

The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

My Madder Fatter Diary by Rae Earl

Dirty Work by Gabriel Weston

I Murdered My Library by Linda Grant

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

Eve Was Framed by Helena Kennedy

And The Band Played On by Randy Schilts