The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafón
For more beautiful storytelling full of twists and turns, try these…
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a literary murder mystery packed full of complex character, motives and secrets.
The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett for a mystery involving an antique bookshop and mysterious paintings.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield for intertwined stories of hidden family secrets about bookshops and novelists.
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks for a reverse chronological story about a book conservator exploring the history of a Jewish illuminated text.
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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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