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 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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