I am absolutely delighted to welcome you all to TWG’s brand NEW feature, ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By….Books!’ Sometimes life can get so busy, we often forget about books which have stayed with us through thick and thin, which is exactly why I wanted to do this feature. Over the next few weeks (hopefully longer if anyone else wants to take part), both authors and bloggers will be sharing their top two reads from the past and the present, as well as two books they’re eager to read in the future, and two books that they would read again no questions asked.
Kicking off TWG’s new feature is contemporary fiction author, Lynne Shelby. Here is a little bit more about her and how she got into reading:
Lynne Shelby writes contemporary women’s fiction/romance. Her debut novel, ‘French Kissing’ won the Accent Press and Woman magazine Writing Competition, and her latest novel, ‘The One That I Want,’ is the first of a series of stand-alone books set in the world of showbusiness. When not writing or reading, Lynne can usually be found at the theatre or exploring a foreign city, with a writer’s notebook, camera and sketchbook in hand. She lives in London with her husband, and has three adult children who live nearby.
How I Got Into Reading:
As a child, I only learnt to read fluently after I went to school, but once I could read, I always had my head in a book. My parents were great readers and my childhood home was lined with bookcases full of novels – as is my house now – and I read my way along the shelves. I also remember visits to the local library, and the thrill of choosing a new book. The books that captured my imagination as a child – I still have some of them – led to the love of reading that I still have today.
To keep up to date with Lynne on social media, you can follow her via the links below:
Top two favourite reads from the past:
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Top two favourite reads from the present:
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
Two Books I’m eager to read in the future:
Still Me by JoJo Moyes
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Two Books I’ll read more than once with no questions asked:
Second Nature by Alice Hoffman
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
Have you read any of the books Lynne has listed, or are you now venturing onto your favourite bookselling website to find a copy for yourself? Let me know in the comments! Huge thanks to Lynne for kicking off this feature, and thank you to you all for reading it!
If you wish to take part please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Feature’, along with:
Your bio, including how you started reading and any links you wish to include.
Your top two favourite reads from the past.
Your top two favourite reads from the present.
Your top two books you’re eager to read in the future.
And lastly, two books you’ll read more than once with no questions asked.
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
Until next time,