I was tagged for this by my blog buddy Rob in Canada. This has really taken some thought, I wanted to wait until I had all my books in my new bookcases and could make an informed decision. So after alot of deliberation, here are my choices:
What would you advise people to read? Name your favourite:
(a) Fiction book
(c) Non-fiction book
(d) A fourth book of your choice from any genre.
Explain why the books are essential reads in no more than 30 words per book.
Fiction Book - 'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen. How can you not love a book which starts with one of the most memorable passages in literary history. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife".
Autobiography - 'It's not about the Bike' by Lance Armstrong. This book is not only moving but exceptionally human. Lance pulls no punches and doesn't sugar-coat either his disease or character. It should be compulsory reading for all patients of any disease.
Non-fiction book - 'Shout' by Philip Norman - his biography of The Beatles, from the early Hamburg days to the split and beyond. It captures the spirit of hope and excitement of the sixties, whilst recounting a historic achievement by four lads from Liverpool.
Fourth book of my choice any genre - 'Charlotte Gray' by Sebastian Faulkes. Set in occupied France in 1942, this is the story of a young Scottish woman working for British Special Operations. This book is a 'tour de force' about WW2, I cried buckets.
Unsurprisingly I didn't quite manage the 30 word limit! I am going to tag the following for this meme: Lynne, Sherri, Pam and Mary.If you'd like checkout what I have in my library, just click the picture for a close-up.