Books are timeless, it doesn’t matter if they were written over a hundred years ago or just yesterday, if they are written well then the story is just as vibrant and beautiful as the day it was first penned. Books don’t rely on special effects or owning a compatible device all you need to be able to do to enjoy a book from any era is read and I don’t know about you but I think I am pretty good at reading.
I’ve read classics written 300 years ago and books that will stay with me forever that still have wet ink and loved them all but have I read the most popular book from the year I was born? I had no idea but thanks to Good Housekeeping I can find out and (as long as you were born after 1930) now so can you.
The years 1976 -2016 are in this list, a link to the books from 1930 to 1975 can be found on the link at the bottom of this page.
1989 – The Satanic Verses
It may have won critical acclaim but it also brought its author to the attention of the Ayatollah Khomeini who was so incensed by Rushdie’s examination of a controversial passage from the Quran that he immediately placed a Fatwa on Rushdie causing the author to go into hiding.
2009 – My Sister’s Keeper
Jodi Picoult tugs at the heartstrings with this story of a daughter’s battle with her parents to have the right to do with her body what she wishes, including donating parts of it to her older sister who has cancer.
And that’s the lot, some of the titles on this list really have surprised me and many are books I have never heard of before but you can be certain I will be adding a few (including the book from my birth year) to my TBR list.
We hope to make you giggle, groan, and guffaw!
We are very excited to hear he has another novel in the pipeline. February 2017 saw Neil Gaiman confirm his current project at London’s Southbank Centre; his announcement of being “three chapters in…” was met with rapturous applause from the audience there. Read More
Happy Valentine’s Day from us at
For Reading Addicts!
Have you ever wondered what your favourite author, or most-loved character would write in their Valentine’s cards? Well, wonder no more!
We have produced 14 funny and groan-worthy Valentine’s cards with a literary twist just for you on this most romantic of days… Enjoy!
Categories for the award are split into Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers, Books for Older Readers, plus an overall Book of the Year Winner. Children can vote now and have until 17th May to do so, and the shortlisted books are here!
Never judge a book by its cover
How many times do we hear this piece of advice, or even offer it up when recommending a piece of literature that we have adored but that may be let down or perhaps be unfairly represented by the cover within which the tale is encased? Film tie in covers are abhorrent things that should be banned immediately in my opinion, their gaudy photographic covers depicting the worst representations of the literary characters that live on the pages of the book inside may not change the story inside but it definitely affects the way that I picture the characters’ physical traits. Read More