I'm one of those people that can be accurately called a bookworm. Because of this, re-reading a book isn't too much high praise from me as ultimately to save money I'll always go back and revisit books a year or so down the line. This list then had to be a compilation of those books/authors that are so precious to me I keep coming back to them
  1. All of Jane Austen's novels specifically Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion
    Saw Colin Firth as Mr Darcy at the age of 10 and that was me hooked
  2. The Poisenwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    Just finished re-reading this again. The story of a Baptist family who move to the Congo as part of the missionary service in the 50s. I didn't know this part of history at all and it weaves in real characters into the tragic backdrop of corruption in the Congo.
  3. All of the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling
    No words needed to explain
  4. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
    If you hadn't figured it out by now from the Jane Austen I'm a sucker for love stories. This is beautifully written, set in Greece during World War 2, highly recommend this one. All his books are worth a read actually, but this is without doubt my favourite of his.
  5. Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple
    Yes, I know, I'm a grandma living in a 26 year old body but they are still classic murder mysteries that keep you guessing (without making you sleep with the light on)! Even though I've read them enough times to know the ending I keep going back for more!
  6. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Ok so I'll be honest I haven't read this for about 15 years BUT it was my favourite book when I was a child, to the point where the spine was so creased the pages were falling out as I'd read it so much.
  7. Bossypants by Tina Fey
    Genuinely a book where I've laughed out loud on the tube to the point where people are staring at me. If I'm feeling low this book always makes me feel better / makes me want to re-watch all of 30 Rock
  8. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    Oh my word such a beautifully written book. I'm probably bias as I did classics at Uni so I love all the Ancient Greek myths but it's so worth a read. I warn you now, if you're going through a break up/ feeling quite depressed maybe avoid this one...
  9. Northern Lights trilogy by Phillip Pullman
    Again, not so much a recent one but a series of books that I really do remember re-reading all the time when I was a young teenager. He's a great author, and like the Harry Potter books I think you'll get enjoyment out of reading them at any age.