Books have been my life for as long as I can remember. My mum told me that I started to read at the age of two. Books have surrounded my world ever since.
Many books hold special memories for me.
This is the book that my dad used to read to me and my sister when we were little. We had complained that he didn’t read enough to us, oblivious to his exhaustion from long days working, and mum bought this book for him to read to us. I can still see him sat there, I can hear his voice and the song of the page turning as he flicked it loudly to make us laugh.
When I was around 12 years old, we studied Shakespeare in English. I loved it that much that I asked my teacher for a Shakespeare book to read. She gave me this one from the library. I loved it. I’ve loved Shakespeare ever since and I have no doubts this book helped me on my path to taking an English degree and becoming an English teacher. And, in searching for an image of this book, I have just found and bought a copy from eBay.
Oh… My passion. I was recommended this book when I was 17. I fell in love with it and every book by Jane Austen. My favourite book, without a doubt.
Other favourites include:
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
Me before you, Jojo Moyes
You don’t have to say you love me, Sarra Manning
The Learning Curve, Melissa Nathan
Ps, I Love you, Cecelia Ahern
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
Wild Magic, Tamora Pierce
One Day, David Nicholls
And about a million more.