My Favourite Books

When I first started to Read...
I really loved Enid Blyton’s:

  • The Enchanted Wood
  • The Magic Faraway Tree and
  • The Folk of the Faraway Tree

Then I discovered

  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyris
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery

When I grew up
I still liked books written for young people and discovered:

  • Playing Beattie Bow by Ruth Park
  • Of a Boy by Sonya Hartnett

And, of course, J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series

As an Adult
I have read and re-read

  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (and visited her home in Georgia, USA)
  • The Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Therere are so many other great books that I've enjoyed...
So many great books to readHere are some of them in no particular order:

  • The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport
  • The Citadel by A J Cronin
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  • How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  • The Far Pavillions by M M Kaye
  • A Fortunate Life by A B Facey
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell
  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  • House of Sand & Fog by Andrew Debus
  • Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  • Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
  • Anna and Mr God by Fynn
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Then there are the authors I love...
Again in no particular order:

  • Farley Mowat
  • Charles Dickens
  • Mark Twain
  • Bryce Courtney
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Bill Bryson
  • Taylor Caldwell
  • Gerald Durrell
  • Edward Rutherford
  • Stieg Larsson
  • Khaled Hosseini

Authors I love