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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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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

For more anti-Westerns, try these…

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt for a blackly humorous tale of two hired killers

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a story of the gold-rush with more to it than meets the eye

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver for a genre-defying exploration of myth, love and identity

Welcome to Hard Times by EL Doctorow for a dramatic novel about evil set in a small town in Dakota Territory

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Novels 2013 

Every book is a winner, but some are more winners than others…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a breathtaking, beautiful prize winner

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson for intricate plotting and a heroine to fall for

Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer for a literary romance in letters

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt for a perfectly formed epic

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride for a truly unique voice

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

If Cloud Atlas gave you a taste for unconventional narratives, try these…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a novel of outstanding scope

The Secret History by Donna Tartt for a story that is never what you expect

The Blue Book by A. L. Kennedy for a challenging but rewarding read

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro for something totally unique

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