Please Write Another One Top Ten

One of my major pet peeves when it comes to reading is ‘one hit wonder’ authors. I get so frustrated when I finish a brilliant read and there’s nothing else I can devour by the author. I guess authors don’t want to disappoint with another helping sometimes or maybe they only have one or two books in them. Alas.

Here in no particular order are my favourite one hit wonder reads:

Before I Go to Sleep – S.J Watson

The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson

The Light Between Oceans – M. L Stedman

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

The Tigers Wife – Tea Obreht

When God Was a Rabbit – Sarah Winham

 

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Have you got a favourite?

 

 

 

 

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It’s Not All About Fiction: My Top 10 Favourite Non-Fiction Reads

I feel like I’ve spent most of this blog talking about fiction books (which I love), but I also like non-fiction reads. I’m really into bio’s and memoirs, travelogues and  general ranty reads too. So here, in no particular order (of favouritism) are my ten favourite non -fic reads (so far).

AN EDUCATION – Lynn Barber

ANGELA’S ASHES – Frank McCourt

APRONS & SILVERSPOONS – Mollie Moran

COLUMBINE – Dave Cullen

FALLING LEAVES – Adeline Yen Mah

GIRL, INTERRUPTED – Susanne Kaysen

HOW TO BE A WOMAN – Caitlin Moran

LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED – Jenny Lawson

NOTES ON A SMALL ISLAND – Bill Bryson

THE STILL SINGLE PAPERS – Alison Taylor

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