What are your 10 all-time favourite books, and why? asked The Book Club last week on Facebook. Most people said their favourites changed according to mood and time of day, and I agree. It’s a while since we’ve had a ‘books’ post on the blog, so here are my favourites:
1. The School at the Chalet by Elinor Brent-Dyer (and all the other Chalet School books too) because they were part of growing up. I still have them all – some are well-read paperbacks, some are first editions.
2. The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium by Gerald Durrell, because it always makes me laugh out loud.
3. A Cry in the Night by Mary Higgins Clark. #scary
4. Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Me, Young Man by Jerry Scott, because I once had 2 teenage boys…
6. A Place of Execution by Val McDermid – an absolutely brilliant plot.
7. Little House in the Big Woods, and all the other Little House books – my best comfort reads.
8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, because of her humour. And there’s Mr Darcy, too. (No pic of this one because it’s a hardback with a plain blue cover.)
10. Outbreak by Robin Cook, because I love medical thrillers.
It struck me when I was taking the photos for this post – these are all books I have as ‘books’ and not as ebooks. Maybe it does make a difference!