It’s World Book Day today and everyone in the studio has been sharing their favourite books on the editorial inspiration board.
It’s not something that usually crops up in conversation in the studio, so it’s good to have a reason to ask people what their favourite book is! It really got people talking as it’s such an eclectic mix, I think our 2013 reading lists are full up already!
“I read this book exactly a year ago. It was like nothing I’d ever read before. The protagonist was so matter-of-fact when recalling their childhood, I found it fascinating that an author could write in first person for such a psychologically challenging character. I admire anyone who can write about controversial topics in such an honest way. I could read this book again and again.”
“It was really surreal and amazingly written, with such vibrant and complex characters. The world-building was incredible and the amount of detail and depth in the story was unlike anything else I've read. It's a book you get absolutely lost in.”
"I picked The Island up for a holiday read and I loved it! I really liked the history within the book and the writer, Victoria Hislop, made you feel like you were there on the island watching the story unfold. A beautiful book and I've really enjoyed her other books too.
Pies and Prejudice makes me chuckle, being from "up-north" I found it fascinating reading about the cultural differences and realising how accurate they are. "
"A friend recommended this to me and I've read it four times since. It's based in future Manchester and has some strange language in it - akin to Clockwork Orange. It's brilliantly innovative and highly entertaining."
What's your favourite book?