Thursday 28 July 2011
This is my bookcase (in two parts because I took the photo with my phone). I recently cleared it out and gave a small box of books to my sister (you do not want to know what it looked like before - where did all those books go?)
The books I have left, apart from a few loners, are grouped together by author:
Adele Parks and
Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
These are the books I have kept hold of. They represent my 'favourite authors' with books I have enjoyed enough to keep hold of.
In a dream world, I'd have a house with a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves (and a ladder like the library in bedknobs and broomsticks - but I promise not to sing and dance while I look for books). I would keep every book I purchased but back in the real world, I live in a small terraced house with the worst storage known to man. We have two bookcases in the house - one for my books and one for The Partners and there isn't room for another so I am forced to cull the collection every now and then.
But of the books I always keep hold of (and add to the collection), which is my favourite author?
I've been a fan of Lisa Jewell since I read Thirtynothing (I was late into reading her books too). I have all of Lisa's books apart from the latest, which I WILL buy as soon as cash flow allows. I think that Lisa Jewell is probably my favourite. But wait. Can I have two? Because I can't leave Marian Keyes out. I love her books and she is another authors whose books I am still excited about, despite reading many already. Rachel's Holiday is my favourite 'grown up' book.
So yes, I am going to be greedy and have two favourite authors:
Lisa Jewell & Marian Keyes.
Who is your favourite author?