Rosamund's Top 10 Books
1. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
I think a part of me is still on that lifeboat with that tiger. And the twist at the end makes what went before even more beautiful.
2. My Secret History – Donna Tartt
A stunning book that made me realise what crime writing could become.
3 & 4. Patchwork Planet and Breathing Lessons – Anne Tyler
If I could choose one writer to emulate it would be Anne Tyler, whose characters become so rounded that it seems you know them.
5. Song of Myself – Walt Whitman
Strange exciting poetry that is ever-inspiring.
6. Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson
I love the zest, wit and originality of Kate Atkinson's books and in this one especially.
7. Perfume – Patrick Suskind
Proof that words can do anything!
8. The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed – Helen Cooper
The perfect read for over-active toddlers and frazzled mothers at the end of the day and now instantly evokes that time for me.
9. The Millennium Trilogy – Stieg Larsson
A great holiday read on the beach and issues to mull over during dinner later.
10. War and Peace – Tolstoy
The only book I've ever read where I am jealous of people who are yet to read it, that they have that experience in front of them still.