Here is a selection of books I highly recommend!



The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Waves by Virginia Woolf

A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin


Contemporary and literary fiction:

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

XX by Angela Chadwick

The Light Keeper by Cole Moreton



The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Sick Rose by Erin Kelly

Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara


Science fiction:

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury



Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J K Rowling

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake


YA and children’s:

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


Memoir and biographies:

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

Step by Step by Simon Reeve

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

Me by Elton John


Other non-fiction:

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

Critical by Matt Morgan

In Miniature by Simon Garfield

Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd

Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down by Nicey and Wifey