Reading List


Kate Atkinson – When will there be good news?

Don Arden – Mr Big

Patricia Cornwell – Point Of Origin

Patricia Cornwell – Post Mortem

Sabine Durrant – Having It and Eating It

Nicci French – Secret Smile

Helen Forrester – Twopence to cross the mersey

Robert Goddard -Set In Stone

John Grisham -The Pelican Brief

John Grisham -The Firm

John Grisham – The Partner

John Grisham – The Testament

Mary Higgins Clark – Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Rachel Hore – The Dream House

Erica James – Airs & Graces

Susan Lewis – The Mill House

Ian McEwan – Atonement

Judith McNaught – Someone to watch over me

Deborah Moggach – These Foolish Things

Lesley Pearse – Charlie

Jill Paton Walsh – The Bad Quarto

Barbie Probert Wright – Little Girl Lost

Ian Rankin – Hide & Seek

Ruth Rendell – Portobello

Nora Roberts – High Noon

Karen Swan – Players

Children’s Books

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks

Other Reading

Kate Adie – The Kindness Of Strangers

Marc Spitz – Nobody Likes You

Literally, the best language book ever

Stines guide to everything you need to know about writing

The Writers Handbook 2011

6 Responses to “Reading List”

  1. Jessica S at 9:33 pm #

    Throw out John Grisham and replace him with Scott Turow or Steve Martini–MUCH better writers, and the stories are still outstanding. 🙂

    • Ellie at 8:09 pm #

      I am sure you have said this before, and I am sure I wrote these authors down and then promptly forget. Ha!

      Part of my new years plan is to read only what is new and current. Only problem with that is my Mum handed over twenty plus novels at Christmas and I now feel a bound duty to get through them. I always think the books will feel abandon if I don’t take the time to read them!

      • Jessica S at 12:31 am #

        I feel the same way you do. In fact, I just picked up five boxes of books someone had out for free at a garage sale. The books are older, but now I don’t have to feel guilty spending money on books when it should be being saved for the baby. You’ll like *The Pelican Brief* (pretend that’s underlined), anyway. The others aren’t bad, either. He’s an excellent story-teller, I just don’t care for his writing style all that much is all.

  2. Nicole at 5:22 pm #

    A research book worth reading. Not the easiest read, but definitely useful and interesting: “Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers”
    by Thomas Woll, Dominique Raccah

    • Ellie at 7:48 pm #

      Thank you – I will definitely check that out!


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