*New feature on Mrs Bloggs’ Books*
My five favourite books
I have lost count of the exact number of books that I must have read! I have been an avid reader since a child growing up in the 1950s, and my thirst for literature grows even stronger with age. I find it difficult to confidently state my top five favourite books of all time, as there are so many wonderful authors who are each unique in their own way.
However, if I was told that I could only take five books with me to a desert island, well then, I would choose the following:
1) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I have read this book a few times, and it always transports me to historic Russia. My daughter and I both state this as our favourite novel of all time.
2) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Austen could be argued to be the igniter of ‘Chick Lit’, and her wonderful characters in this novel are fabulous. Elizabeth Bennett is one of my all-time literary heroines.
3) Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Another Classic book, which I have read a few times throughout my life. I love his use of language, and his novels transport me back to Victorian England, and it makes me think of my ancestors and how their life might have been.
4) According to Yes by Dawn French.
This contemporary novel is lighter reading than the previous three, however this novel by Dawn French puts a smile upon my face.
5) The ‘Oxford Concise Dictionary of Quotations’
I love quotes, and whilst this is not a novel, it is a fascinating book. I would love to have the type of memory which could recite these wonderful quotes at dinner parties.
Next five books to be read
1) Accidental Damage by Alice May
I will be reading this book and reviewing it as part of a blog tour. It sounds very interesting.
2) The Dennis Bisskit Adventures by Stephen Ainley
This sounds like a very funny book, I will be reviewing it as part of a blog tour.
I have yet to read this landmark novel, I read ‘To kill a mockingbird’ a long time ago, so I want to read her second and final novel.
3) Making It Up As I Go Along By Marian Keyes
I find Marian Keyes fascinating, I enjoy her chatty writing style as it’s like having a conversation with a friend.
4) Blink by K.L Slater
K.L Slater and I share the same first initials and we are both Nottinghamshire authors! I have yet to read her first novel, however I am going to get stuck into her latest novel as soon as I can.
K.L Loveley is a contemporary fiction author from Nottinghamshire, who writes gritty, realistic novels which tackle medical and social issues.
The author has enjoyed a successful 47-year nursing career with the NHS, during which she acquired vast skills. She has transferred her medical knowledge, and incorporated her excellent human observation skills into writing interesting stories about people affected by social and medical issues.
Her debut novel, ‘Alice’ tackles alcoholism head-on, and presents the reader with an empathetic account of a spiraling addiction and the resulting pattern of hopelessness that many fall into. It is available to purchase from Amazon and other leading bookstores.
She blogs about her writing journey, as well as reviewing books and movies on her website http://www.klloveley.com/
Purchase Alice from Amazon UK
Thank you that was very interesting. Good luck with book sales. I’m going to buy a copy of your book – sounds intriguing x