‘Cup of Tea’ Books

May 2019

New ‘cup of tea’ books to add and by this I mean those books I have loved and would recommend to read again.

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Excellent Women – Barbara Pym

Jane and Prudence – Barbara Pym


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.thumb_IMG_7966_1024

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.

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, thanks!

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

A Man called Ove – Fredrik Backman

The Miniaturist – Jesse Burton

Theft in a Cake Shop – Italo Calvino

Agatha Christie

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

Dorothy Sayers

Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

Consolations of the Forest – Sylvain Tesson

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

Marianne Wheelaghan

The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak