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Go Book Yourself: Anna’s All-Time Top 5 Books

We hit 100,000 followers on Tumblr! To celebrate, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Anna’s picks:

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, the book that changed my life. You can see the film I made about it for the Baileys Prize here.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a book that entranced and delighted me. It both celebrates and challenges what a novel can do.

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman for a trilogy that inspired, challenged and moved me as a child and adult.

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro for my favourite book from my favourite author. Bizarre and lyrical, it’s utterly unique. 

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger for two stories that provoked me to think about what I wanted out of life and my favourite of Salinger’s works.

Anna is the Recommendations Editor at Go Book Yourself. She also writes about books for The Bookseller and Elle UK. Find her on Twitter here.

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P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Want more humour, heartbreak and hope? Try these next…

The Fault in our Stars by John Green for a story that turns tears of laughter into cathartic crying

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger for a wonky and heartbreaking romance

After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell for a story of family secrets with a shattering ending

My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson for grief and forgiveness

( for hope-the-geek)