When winter weather arrives, I like to be someplace cozy and warm, maybe curled up in a big armchair or a recliner, with a good book or my Kindle in my hands.
I’ve asked my friends to help me out with a reading list to fill my Kindle (or bookshelf) for the coming Christmas season.
Books make great gifts. Did you know you can send an e-book as a gift to another person? All they need is an e-reader. If it isn’t a Kindle, you can order books through smashwords.com. You can load up your e-reader and never be bored while you’re waiting for that Christmas turkey to be done, or in those doldrum days that follow Christmas. And what a long-lasting gift a book is! Hours and hours of enjoyment.
To help me start my list, my guest is British author Miriam Wakerly. She has written books of her own, but of course, all authors like to read. So let’s look at her list of favourite books and then see what she has to offer as her own latest book.
I have an eclectic list of ‘books read and enjoyed’, some of them quite serious with deep themes, like Hilary Mantel’s “Bring Up the Bodies,” and fiction about Alzheimer’s, women in Afghanistan, and so on. Well, here we go, Christmas is coming and we all need to smile and even laugh out loud during the festive season! So I am choosing three funny books you might like to check out:
Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres
No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses by Virginia Ironside
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
My new novel will particularly appeal to those who can remember the freezing Christmas of 1962. Maybe your parents were of that era and you’re curious to know about those ‘olden times’!
Secrets in Appley Green – a 1960s village novel For UK customers, click here
North American customers, click here
All my books take place in the fictitious Surrey-Hampshire village of Appley Green. You can find them via my Author Page on amazon.co.uk
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Miriam, I enjoyed The Rosie Project. Now I have to check out the others you suggest and your books too of course!
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I’m going to add these to my list right now and watch for future posts for more books to add to my list.
I enjoyed The Rosie Project too! Thanks for the other suggestions … including your delightful novels!
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Thanks for your input, Patricia.