TOP TEN READS
As we scored our books it is very easy for us to recommend our top ten. So this could be a good starting point for your book club.
- for people who love books -
CUTTING FOR STONE
By Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone is simply a stunning, tremendous read and unanimously made it into the top ten of our Reading Den. Ask any one in the den (& beyond) and Cutting for Stone will always make the list.
By Gustave Flaubert
If you are looking for a classic read, this could be the time to try or re-visit Madame Bovary. And discover an original desperate housewife.
Flaubert gets under the skin of his characters and this is a passionate and erotically charged novel. A classic everyone should take on.
By Donna Tartt
A book this long needs plenty of energy. Take your seat, indulge and enjoy this rollercoaster journey that you can expect from award winning American author, Donna Tartt. But we tell you, it’s worth it!
TO KILL A
never loses that
By Harper Lee
All of us had read this classic when we were much younger but we decided to read it again after the release of Go Set a Watchman and for most of us, To Kill A Mocking Bird is still one of our favourite books of all time - and even more of a ‘must read" if you have never done so.
ON CHESIL BEACH
By Ian McEwan
Almost any McEwan book has a strong chance of making it into our top 10 Den reads (in our humble opinion) but we’ve chosen his novella On Chesil Beach as it works brilliantly for time-poor book lovers.
You will easily be drawn into this one...
By Gregory David Roberts
Shantaram is an epic book club read, if you can schedule in a break or holiday to take this one on.
Based on the author’s experiences and misfortunes Shantaram weaves a story of his own life’s rollercoaster journey in the eighties.
By Iain Banks
This is rather an unusual choice for our reading den and we chose to read The Wasp Factory after a flurry of interest in the author’s works that followed the announcement of his death in 2013.
By Sebastian Barry
Days Without End is a rich, disturbing and sometimes funny read. Imagine Walking Dead meets It Ain't Half Hot Mum (or Good Morning Vietnam). But more poignant, daring and experimental in style and content.
DAYS WITHOUT END
By Mary Lawson
Page one and you are there.
We loved this book, it is such a heartening story to come out of tragedy and so beautifully observed.
You will find your own story in this book. An easy escape read when the day job seems relentless.