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Favourite books that I have read

Rhubarb, Rhubarb
 
Beach Music
Beach Music
"Conroy has the ability to foster a deep empathy for his characters"
Elvis, Jesus & Coca Cola
Elvis, Jesus & Coca Cola
"Irreverant - but deeply touching.  Even cowboys can cry"
Rebecca
Rebecca
"Thrilling - My first glimpse at the complexity of adult relationships"
Made In America
Made In America
"Always insightful & funny - his books are like welcome friends"
The Hotel New Hampshire
The Hotel New Hampshire
"Irving never fails to please - which book to choose?  A prayer to Owen Meany - the dilemma"
The Saffron Pear Tree: And Other Kitchen Memories
The Saffron Pear Tree: And Other Kitchen Memories
"A journey back to my childhood - a salve for my homesickness"
Expecting Adam: A true story of birth, transformation and unconditional love
Expecting Adam: A true story of birth, transformation and unconditional love
"Makes you pause for thought - I dismissed this book as sentimental slush until I read it....  Will it change your mind?"
The Man Who Ate Everything: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Food, But Were Afraid to Ask
The Man Who Ate Everything: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Food, But Were Afraid to Ask
"A foodie - who is a lawyer... with a need to analyse and understand - whats not to love"
The Kitchen God's Wife
The Kitchen God's Wife
"The delight of reading Amy Tan! - How I wish I wrote..."
Unless
Unless
"Apparently not her best book - but it really impressed me.  She captures a woman's inner dialogue beautifully. Her writing has breathing space - just like thoughts."
Digging to America
Digging to America
"Effortless writing - with an interesting story"
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Fiction)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Fiction)
"Where I discovered the thrill of good storytelling - and what names... Verruca Salt!"
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking
"I dreamed of being as audacious as Pippi.  Rolling out biscuits on the floor, with a pet horse that lives inside your house, a treasure chest full of gold and a monkey! - Childhood fantasy!"
The Calvin And Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
The Calvin And Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
"Philosophy & wisdom dispensed by the cute Calvin - the most adorable little boy you are pleased is not yours"
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
"Life affirming & poignant"
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador)
"I loved these books - fascinating reflections on the fragility of the human mind & personality"
Paula
Paula
"A raw account from a mother first, masterful storyteller second"
The Thorn Birds (Troubadour Books)
The Thorn Birds (Troubadour Books)
"A well written (furtively read as a teenager) page turner...."
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
"A surprising good read...historical novels aren't my usual choice - but found this riveting"
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
"A modern classic that I thoroughly enjoyed - and would recommend highly"