Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Must Read Books + winners

Thank you to everyone who entered my novel giveaway. You guys recommended me a HUGE amount of books and I plan on reading every one of them! It may take me a while as I am also trying to work my way through the BBC Big Read.

Here is the list of all the books you guys suggested:

Mum's the word- The Time Travellers Wife (I have read this and loved it!)
Veronica Foale- The Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman 
operationhotmother- Running with Scissors and also White Oleander  
Jess@Diary of a SAHM -Treading on Dreams by Kristin
MichVee -"Room", by Emma Donoghue
The Aussie Mommy- Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand.
Cate-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which I read many years ago and picked up again more recently.
Bec- The Hunger Games, and the sequels - Catching Fire and the Mockingjay
Sif -Sleepers Almanac No.6
MardyMax-Anh Do's The Happiest Refugee.
emma @ frog, goose and bear anything by John Irving 
Madam Bipolar-The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory & The Red Queen  
Pam - A 1000 Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner both by Khaled Hoseini (these are both currently on my bedside table!)
Liz- Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood  
Lauren xox - The Anne books 
Fiona -Unberable lightness - Portia De Rossi's
Liz -Last Summer by Kylie Ladd.  
Elise- The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (two suggestions, this must be good!) 
           the Anne books 
Linda, Mum of Three -the Tiger's Wife at the moment
marybelle- Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE.
Jessie - Pride and Prejudice 
Paula Johnson- Lee Child's series with Jack Reacher

Do you have any more to suggest? Let me know if you do and I will update the list!

So without further ado, the mighty gods have declared the winner of The Secret Life of Bees to be Emma.

And the winner of The Book Thief is Veronica.

I will be in touch with you two lovely ladies soon.

Thanks again entering and all the recommendations.


  1. Oh, thank you so much! A new book! Excellent!

  2. Oh such a great list!! Congratulations to Veronica and Emma!

  3. Great list.
    I've just finished te Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series - amazing!!!

  4. Oh I loved the Time Travellers Wife!

    If you're after something fun and light to read, the entire Shopaholic series (by Sophie Kinsella) is great :)

  5. Yay! Thankyou! This is just the catalyst I need to get me back into reading!! This book has been on my list for a while so I'm really looking forward to reading it! My list just got longer after reading your list - what a great idea to list them for us all - thanks!!


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