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Books That Stay With You

Over on Instagram on Friday I asked the question of what book has stayed with you and I was blown away by the comments. So many people wanted to tell me about the books that they had loved and as I was reading through the comments I felt a little like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally as I excitedly read each comment that talked about a book I also loved and I was just saying “yes, yes, yes” to all of them!


So I thought I’d share the responses here. I’ve broken them up into two sections those I’ve read and loved and would also recommend and those that I haven’t yet read. So let’s start with the ones I have.



Still Life by Sarah Winman

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Wroe

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

All My Mothers by Joanna Glen

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Circe by Madeleine Miller

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Night Circus by Erni Morgenstern

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Lido by Libby Page


So many great reads there but if that isn't enough for you, here are all the books that were recommended that I have yet to read.




The Offing by Benjamin Myers

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Before My Actual Heart Breaks - Tish Delaney

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell

A Month in the Country by JL Carr

I know This Much is Truly Wally Lamb

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

The Garden of Evenings Mists by Tan Tan Eng

Jemima J Jane Green

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Incredibly Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

The Women’s Room by Marilyn French

When Marnie was There by Joan G Robson

Paula by Isabel Allende

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

Below the Big Blue Sky by Anna McPartlin

The Island - Victoria Hislop

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

Any Human Heart William Boyd

Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford


Which one will you be reading first?

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