We love a good read, us PRs. It’s only natural that in an industry where we immerse ourselves in broadsheets, tabloids and magazines, we never lose our love of books. They can scare us, excite and stir emotion. Today is National Book Lovers Day and in celebration, The Metro has compiled the top 100 books you should read before you die. I took it upon myself to ask the office how many they had read from the list, and to share their favourite books…
Favourite book? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – for some reason I’m always drawn to books about WW1 and WW2. Even though it’s fiction I really like this book because it’s mixes in ‘death’ as a character and there is a big twist at the end which took me by surprise.
Favourite book? The Great Gatsby – I first read it when I was about 16 – I love the glamour and parties plus I think it’s a great (if tragic) story…so much so that I even named my dog Gatsby after the elusive Jay Gatz.
Favourite book? Angela Carter’s ‘Wise Children’ which follows the tale of twin chorus girls and their peculiar theatrical family. The novel is packed with charisma, comedy and charm, enriched with theatrical history and laughter. Basically, it’s right up my alley.
Favourite book? I have so many it’s hard to choose! Great Expectations – the best of Dickens if you ask me, The Great Gatsby – so immersive that you can feel that hot summer heat as you read it, and The Phantom Tollbooth – a little known gem and family favourite.