I have a couple of bookcases, one in my office which contains some of the books I’ve worked on, mixed with some of my all-time favourite children’s books (including some very tatty ones that I recently rescued from my parents’ attic as you see here!)
I have another bookcase in my living room where I keep my favourite novels and guilty pleasures.
As a child of the 90’s, I of course own the full set of Harry Potter books, and I still listen to the audiobooks now. The hardbacks hold so many memories of hours spent curled up on the sofa, or waiting eagerly at the front door for my mum to get back from shopping with the next instalment from WHSmiths, and trying to read it faster than my sister so I could find out what happened first.
I also have the full set of The Lord of the Rings as well as The Hobbit which were gifted to me by a family friend before he passed away, so they’re very special to me – and as you can see, a bit knackered!
There’s a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird with notes scribbled in the margins from when I did my GCSEs, and a second hand copy of Memoirs of a Geisha which is another solid favourite.
George’s Marvellous Medicine is (in my opinion!) the BEST Roald Dahl book EVER so he definitely deserves a spot on the shelf. There’s also a copy of Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honor Cargill which is HILARIOUS. If you haven’t read it, you really should! There are some more books dotted around the house including lots of picture books, and books I haven’t read yet but keep meaning to… If you know me, you know I could harp on about books all day, so best we stop there, eh!