Books to Treasure

I find picking a favourite book about as easy as picking between children but I decided to give it a go.  These are the books that I truly treasure, the books that I take with me from place to place and that hold a real place in my heart.

1) Possession, A.S. Byatt (1990)
2) Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (1813)
3) The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides (1993)
4) Ursula Under, Ingrid Hill (2004)
5) Catch 22, Joseph Heller (1961)
6) All My Friends Are Superheroes, Andrew Kaufman (1999)
7) Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (1932)
8) The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (2003)
9) Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White (1952)
10) The Crow Road, Iain Banks (1992)
11) Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (1847)
12) Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier (1997)
13) The Cazalet Chronicles, Elizabeth Jane Howard (1990)
14) To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (1960)
15) Atonement, Ian McEwan (2001)
16) The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown (2011)
17) I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith (1948)
18) Le Petit Nicolas, Sempe/Goscinny (1960)
19) The Gathering, Anne Enright (2007)
20) Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell (1936)
21) Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine  (1997)
22) Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfield (1936)
23) Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis (1942)
24) Wolf Hall/Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel (2009)
25) The Borrower, Rebecca Makkai (2011)
26) Catherine Called Birdy, Karen Cushman (1994)
27) Bill’s New Frock, Anne Fine (1989)
28) Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian (1981)
29) One Day, David Nicholls (2009)
30) Little Women, Louisa M Alcott (1868)
31) Burglar Bill, Janet and Allan Ahlberg (1977)
32) Molesworth, Geoffrey Willans (1958)
33) Little House on the Prairie Series, Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935)
34) Tom Bedlam, George Hagen (2005)
35) A Book of Princesses, Sally Johnson Patrick (1962)
36) Pagan and her Parents, Michael Arditti (1997)
37) Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North, Stuart Maconie (2007)
38) A Fraction of the Whole, Steve Toltz (2008)
39) The Paperbag Princess, Robert Munsch (1980)
40) Harry Potter Series, JK Rowling (1997-2007)
41) Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome (1930)
42) Noisy Nora, Rosemary Wells (1973)
43) The Little Grey Men, B B (1942)
44) The Monsters of Templeton, Lauren Groff (2008)
45) The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (2005)
46) The Woman Reader, Belinda Jack (2013)
47) The Love-charm of Bombs, Lara Feigel (2013)
48) How to be a Heroine, Samantha Ellis (2014)
49) After You’d Gone, Maggie O’Farrell (2000)
50) Us, David Nicholls (2014)
51) Saplings, Noel Streatfeild (1945)
52) Be Awesome, Hadley Freeman (2013)
53) The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett (2015)

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