Books, books and more books!

When I was a child and I was asked what I wanted for Christmas, it was always books. Occasionally there would be a curly one thrown in like a pair of ear rings (I’m addicted to earrings – it’s the only jewelry I ever wear, other than my wedding rings!) or a pair of jeans. Everyone in the family knew they could give me books and I would be overjoyed!

I’m still the same; books, books and more books! And I give books for Christmas – much to the horror of my brother and sister who aren’t into reading the same way as I am!

Do you give books for Christmas?

A while ago, I was asked for reading suggestions for over the Christmas/summer break, but also for gifts.

Below is my reading list, but it would double as my gift list. Authors Helene Young (from Border Watch and soon to be Shattered Sky – Feb 2011 fame) and Lisa Heidke (from Lucy Springer gets even, What Kate did next and soon-to-be Cluadia’s Big Break – Jan 2011) fame join in the fun too!

A book is a gift that will last for a life time, give enjoyment, escapism, perhaps educate but most of all, give pure pleasure.

My list:

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Claudia’s Big Break by Lisa Heidke

I came to say Goodbye by Caroline Overington

Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

The Confession by John Grisham

And for gifts for girls:

Three Things about Daisy Blue by Kate Gordon

Diamond Spirit 1 by Karen Wood (available January 2011)

Helene Young’s list:

Anne Gracie – The Accidental Wedding

Christina Phillips – Forbidden

Ross Isaacson – Tiny Office Great View

James Phelan – Red Ice

Elizabeth Martin – The Coffeeholic and the Cafe

For the Cooks:  Margaret Fulton cook book

Lisa Heidke’s list:

Freedom by  Jonathan Franzen

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry

Three Things About Daisy Blue by Kate Gordon

As you can see Lisa and I have chosen a couple of the same books, but there is heaps of choice! I can only encourage you to visit your local book shop and see what they have on offer. There is something so magical about entering the world of books; the smell, the feel, the choice; it’s a goosebump feeling and I could spend all day in one!

More authors picks, coming soon!

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  1. Hi Fleur,
    I always give books at Christmas (even though certain relatives claim never to have read a book – including mine. Cheers!)
    Also on my list (and beside my bed!) is I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington!
    Am looking forward to seven weeks of blissful reading.
    Cheers, Lisa xx

  2. Hi ladies, some lovely suggestions! I adored Wildflower Hill. I think it would be my favourite Kimberly Freeman. And since you both recommend it , best I check out Three Things About Daisy Blue!

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