Saturday, 5 October 2013

My reading list....

My reading list I've always been a bookworm, ever since I was a kid reading Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson and since my late teens I've had a thing for chick lit. So any woman with the same tastes as me would be equally as excited to see an event whereby 3 of my favourite chick lit authors were in the same place, at the same time to talk about their writing. The event took place last week and I was eager to attend (I even secured the first 2 tickets for me and my friend!).

Listening to Jane Costello, Paige Toon and Milly Johnson discuss the characters I love and describe how they create the worlds that I regularly get lost in was incredible. To me, being in the same room as 3 authors is the equivalent to a Directioner meeting Harry Styles (without the screaming obviously). I love their books THAT MUCH. And even better, the event was organised by a company I've only just discovered Books and the City - a celebration of women's literature and I'm now a dedicated twitter follower of them.

Since attending the event, I thought I'd share a few of my personal favourites by these authors.

Number One:





I am a massive Milly Johnson fan and avidly follow her on Twitter, stalk her website to find out when she's doing signings and I was even lucky enough to meet her. I love her style, her novels are based in Yorkshire (God's own county) and she tweets me back which makes me happy. I particularly loved Here Come the Girls as it left me feeling optimistic for life and wanting to book a cruise. 

Number Two:

I read Jane Costello's The Wish List and despite me never really laughing out loud at books, it had me in hysterics whilst in a hotel room in Paris within the first 20 pages. So I decided to buy a few more of her books and I've just finished Girl on the Run which is loved. The novel surrounds a girl training for a half marathon to raise money for MS which is a charity very close to my heart so this had me in both floods of tears and fits of laughter. It's definitely worth a read!

Number Three:


This is the first book I read by Paige Toon and it got me hooked! The secrecy, the twists and the turns really gripped me and it's one of those books that you just need to get to the end of. This was a topic discussed by the authors at the event and they all agreed that it was the surprises and changes in storylines which keep readers enthralled.


Let me know if you can recommend any novels that you think I would enjoy, I'm always on the lookout for a new series or author!

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