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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

For more tales about life, love, and New York, try these…

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger for hauntingly accurate depiction of letting your job over-run your life in New York City.

Beastly by Alex Flinn for the tale of a young man punished for his vanity. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in contemporary New York. 

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard for frightening look at the lives of young, socialite woman in New York, and the people trying to destroy them. 

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay Mcinerney for an intense story of losing who you are to the party scene and the enthralling draw of Manhattan itself.

The post was guest edited by author Jill Knapp. Her latest novel, We’ve Always Got New York, is out Nov 20. You can find her on Twitter here.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

For more moving and intelligent stories about modern life.

One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner for an emotional story about friendship, family and loss.

After You’d Gone by Maggie O'Farrell for a beautifully written, tightly plotted tearjerker.

The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender for a quirky and insightful story about how to love the people we know the best.

One Day by David Nicholls for an iconic novel about missed opportunities and living life to the fullest. 

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Go Book Yourself 1st Birthday Special!

It’s our birthday! In just 12 months, we’ve recommended 653 books over 135 posts, and grown to over 130,000 followers. Thank you all so much!

To celebrate, here are our favourite books recommended to us by others…

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman was recommended to me by my Grandad, who bought it for me one Christmas. My grandad would buy me and my sister books every Christmas and this year he gave me what turned out to be one of my all time favourite books. 

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt was recommended to me by Dan, who said the characters reminded him of us. I loved it. It was like stepping into the Wild West and sitting in a movie theatre at the same time. Great characters, brotherly bonds and a bad-ass search for gold!

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill was recommended to me by Anna. Anna is the best recommender of books I’ve ever met and for good reason, she knew I’d love this and she was right. It’s my favourite book of the year so far; hilarious, heartbreaking and beautifully written. Thanks Anna!

Tell us: What’s the best book you’ve ever been recommended, and who recommended it to you?

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

For more fantasy to make you believe magic is just through the nearest wardrobe, try these…

The Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis for more in utterly believable talking animals and a dark, dark fantasy world.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner for beautiful, hard-edged fantasy using British mythology.

The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce for characters you desperately want to be and a world packed with fantastical races and monsters.

The Redwall series by Brian Jacques for a truly epic fantasy series of good versus evil.

This post was guest edited by author Laure Eve. Her latest novel, The Illusionists, is out now. You can find her on Twitter here.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

For more moving war novels like this year’s Man Booker prize winner…

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute for a classic story that also uses the brutality of war alongside a moving love story in an Asian and Australian setting.

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng for a previous Booker shortlisted novel which is a haunting and affecting look at the Japanese occupation of Malaysia. 

Regeneration by Pat Barker for another war story inspired by the author’s ancestors.

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks for an epic novel of love and war telling the life story of one man.

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