Books, books and more books

I always loved reading as a child. My dad used to read the Lord of the Rings to me as a bedtime story.

When I started reading myself I loved Enid Blyton and May Gibbs and spent all my pocket money on book club. I think reading was a kind of escape for me and it was definitely a good way to pass a long plane trip.

In my teenage years I loved Dolly fiction and Sweet Valley High. I related most to the straight laced Elizabeth who wanted to be a journalist and always wondered what happened to her. What happens to all these vivid characters that were such a part of my growing up when the novels end? I found out three years ago when the novel Sweet Valley Confidential- ten years later- came out!

I stopped reading for pleasure during university when reading became homework.

Then I picked up an Anne Rice novel in an airport and have had a great love of vampire novels ever since- long before they were cool and the Twilight and Blue Bloods series came out.

I also enjoy a good travel memoir such as “Oh Mexico” by Lucy Neville, particularly if I have been to the place they are writing about.

But I mostly read chick lit set in big cities or with a bit of travel thrown in- stories about women and relationships that I can relate to and enjoy as light entertainment.

My favorite recommended authors are:

  • Candace Bushnell- author of Sex and the City
  • Lauren Weisberger- author of the Devil Wears Prada
  • Sophie Kinsella- author of Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Lindsey Kelk- love her novels based in different cities from London to Las Vegas and her new series about a woman reinventing herself  is also interesting
  • Melanie La’Brooy– Australian author writing about finding love and babies in Sydney and Melbourne respectively
  • Anita Heiss– Australian author writing about strong female characters living in Sydney and Brisbane

I hope I have inspired you to pick up a new read and enjoy!

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One thought on “Books, books and more books”

  1. Nice! I love reading too but mostly literature novels like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and all Paulo Coelho books… It’s been a year though, since my son , not a page hehe will get back to it soon I hope !
    btw enjoying all ur stories here:-)

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