I recently wrote a post about ‘Cup of Tea Books’, you know, the books or stories you return to again and again. Comforting, familiar, like the old worn crochet blanket you wrap yourself up in at night.
Well, I had some lovely replies on Twitter and Facebook and I thought I’d list them here. Admittedly so I could make up a list for myself of books to read and then I thought, why not share it? So here we are.
A huge thank you to all who replied, it’s been great fun seeing your recommendations and a good excuse to keep in touch!
I’ll keep on adding to the list and add this to the main page of the blog so please feel free to send me the titles of your ‘Cup of Tea Books’ and spread the word, thank you!
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
A Man called Ove – Fredrik Backman
The Miniaturist – Jesse Burton
Theft in a Cake Shop – Italo Calvino
Elemental – Amanda Curtin
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald
Nutshell – Ian McEwan
The Heart of Horses – Molly Gloss
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulkes
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
We are all Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
The Magus – John Fowles
Poldark – Winston Graham
The Island – Victoria Hislop
Ugly, a Memoir – Robert Hoge
The Kite runner – Khaled Hosseini
At First Light – Vanessa Lafaye
How to Eat – Nigella Lawson
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
The Lewis Trilogies – Peter May
The Chosen – Chaim Potok
Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
Wild – Cheryl Strayed
Consolations of the Forest – Sylvain Tesson
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
So what goes with a fresh cup of tea? A book!