To celebrate Read a Book Day tomorrow, we have put together a list of our favourites for you to choose from. So instead of switching on the TV in the morning, why not curl up with a good book instead? There really is nothing better!
Watermelon by Marian Keyes
This is the book that shot Marian Keyes into a bestselling author. It’s hilariously funny, but also deals with some pretty serious issues – you can’t go wrong!
State of the Union by Douglas Kennedy
This book is about the life of Hannah Buchan, daughter of a famous radical and painter mother in 1960s America. It was written by a man but he seems to be able to get into the mind of a woman without any bother at all – you’ve got to read it!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Quick! Before the film gets here! The book is ALWAYS better, and this one will have you hanging on the edge of your seat. It’s a cliché, but you really won’t be able to put it down!
The Wrong Knickers by Bryony Gordon
A true story by UK journalist Bryony Gordon. In this book she tells you all about her life so far, from snorting cocaine every night of the week, to finally getting her life on track. It’s really funny and brutally honest.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
Maybe you’ve read it before, but who cares? It’s one of the greats! Any of the Harry Potter books are always a good choice!
The Nanny by Melissa Nathan
Sadly, Melissa Nathan passed away from breast cancer in 2006. She wrote this book while battling the disease and when reading it, you would never know what she was going through. It’s really funny and easy to read.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This is a classic, and while you might not be able to make head nor tail of her poems, this novel is actually really easy to read. While she said it was a work of fiction, she clearly took inspiration from her own time in a psychiatric unit and her battle with depression.
The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy was possible one of the best Irish writers ever, and this book is a firm favourite. It’s kind of spooky and eerie too, you’ll just HAVE to get to the end!
To Kill a Mocking-Bird by Harper Lee
Hopefully this book hasn’t been ruined for you by the Junior or Leaving Cert, because it really is one of the best. If you haven’t read it yet, get to it!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Even if you saw the film first, you need to read the book. It spent a year on The New York Times Best Seller list, so if that’s not a reason to give it a read, we don’t know what is!