The rain is driving down outside, so what better way to get through a hideous day than to think about curling up, all cozy, with your favourite books?
Here are 10 of mine (in no particular order):
1. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I deliberately didn't watch the film because I couldn't stand to sully the memory of this wonderfully written book. The end makes me sob every time I read it.
2. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lional Shriver. This is a book that grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. It's anything but a cozy and comforting read, but if you're looking for 'gripping' (ay! a cliché rears its ugly head!), then this is it.
3. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. I love France, and this former journalist paints such lovely picture with words that you can't help read on.
4. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. Falling in love with your best friend's fiancé. Need I say more?
5. The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Clothes, fashion, fun - and set in New York and London. Brilliant!
6. Almost French by Sarah Turnbull. The true story of an Australian girl in love, in Paris. Sigh.
7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Seybold. Probably needs no further explanation!
8. What was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn. Touching tale about a small girl lost in a big, big mall - and world.
9. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Because you have to love the sneak peek into the world of fashion journalism!
10. Running for the Hills by Horatio Clare. I don't know what it is about Wales and sheep farms, but I couldn't stop reading!
Just want to say thanks to Nicole, Anne, Mia, Sarah Jayne and Aching Hope for the wonderful awards which I'll be passing onto others this weekend! Thank you!