The good reading list

During my time as an English student I had a reading list for every module, long lists of books that I’d try to work my way through every day of the week. Some of the books I loved, some of them I really didn’t and I’d be on SparkNotes or picking up a York Note to get hold of a summary so I could get through the seminar without looking completely clueless.


If I got to choose my own reading list today it would be full of great and interesting books, there’d be something for everyone. So I thought I’d put this idea to the test and have created ‘The good reading list’, including books I’ve read and books I’d be interested in reading. Hopefully covers every taste and may give you a little inspiration for a good commute read, or even gifts for Christmas.

The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly. The book for anyone who likes enchantment but isn’t afraid of the dark emotion behind it.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern. An intriguing plot line that would suit anyone who loves a sense of the unknown.

Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger. If you enjoyed ‘The Time Travellers Wife’ or like a good ghost story this book is a worthwhile read.

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald. A great classic that everyone should read before Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation hits the big screens.

Drinks – Tony Coniglaro. Classic cocktail recipes with a twist and new inventions with a little cocktail history along the way. This is the book for the cocktail aficionado.

Grace: A memoir – Grace Coddington. The perfect book for anyone with an interest in style, fashion and photography.

Bradley Wiggins: My Time – Bradley Wiggins. If you love cycling or the sporting hero, this might be your kind of read.

The London Style Guide – Saska Graville. Great for anyone who loves exploring the great things London has to offer.

The Flavour Thesaurus – Niki Segnit. A book about the flavours that work together. If you love to cook your own meals and create recipes from scratch this should sit amongst your cookery books.

How to bake – Paul Hollywood – If you have a sweet tooth and like to bake your own treats then check this book out.

Paris in Colour – Nicole Robertson. Perfect for anyone who loves Paris or a pretty picture.

Bobbi Brown – Pretty Powerful -Bobbi Brown. The book for any woman interested in the power of makeup.

Do you have a book that you’d add to the list?