On Monday son no2 is twenty ! This makes me feel a. old and b. reflective.
So I thought this week’s blog would be about some of the amazing books I have read over those twenty years.
The first that stands out in my mind is
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Son 2 hated being left at pre-school and I turned to books (a sure bet) to help him. Owl Babies for those who are not familar is the story of three little owls and how they learn that even when their mum flies away every night to get food for them all she will always return.
This then made me think about what other books in the last 20 years have really stuck with me.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Excellent! with an absolutely stunning twist that still makes me think wow about 10 years after reading it.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night Time by Mark Haddon.
I was working in a school and doing an OU course in Early Years Education when I came across this and it was the first time I had really read any fiction that dealt with Autism. Again a really amazing book.
Finally The Novel Cure by Ella Bertroud and Susan Elderkin. This was given to me by my now hubby as a Christmas present at our first Christmas together and is my go to book bible in times of crisis and turbulence.
An A -Z book prescription to most ailments and events such as serious ailments such as depression, loss but also it’s funny and lighthearted.
These are just a snap shot of the books I have read in the past 20 years but I am looking forward to the next 20 !