Friday, May 1, 2009

Books For Mother's Day

Whether for you, your mum, or grandmother, books are a great gift, they are a ticket to another time and place, an escape, an indulgence, and also a way of relating to our own lives and experiences and seeing them in a new light. A good book allays loneliness and bordeom, excites the soul, and soothes the nerves. I have carefully compiled this list of books on a number of factors, personal enjoyment, range of topics and settings, and how they put women's lives in perspective. So here they are, my books - old and new - for Mother's Day 2009:

"Vanity Fair", William Makepeace Thackeray

"Ghost Heart", Cecilia Samartin

"Wild Swans", Jung Chang

"White Oleander", Janet Fitch

" The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox", Maggie O'Farrell

"The Time Traveler's Wife", Audrey Niffenegger

"The Lovely Bones", Alice Sebold

" Barefoot", Elin Hilderbrand

"The True and Outstanding Adventures of The Hunt Sister", Elisabeth Robinson

"The Undomestic Goddess", Sophie Kinsella

"I'm A Believer", Jessica Adams

"The Queen of Sublteties", Suzannah Dunn

"The Constant Princess", Philippa Gregory

"The Other Boleyn Girl", Philippa Gregory

"The Glass Palace", Amitav Ghosh

"The Russian Concubine", Kate Furnivall

"The Bonesetter's Daughter", Amy Tan

"The Bronze Horseman", Paullina Simons

"Wild Lavender", Belinda Alexander

"The Promise", Danielle Steel.

Happy reading everyone, and don't forget to share your favourite books with me, I love to know what my friends are reading!

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