Just William by Richmal Crompton

Pick up any book in Crompton’s William series when you are feeling down in the dumps. The misadventures of William are bound to put the smile back on your face. The mischievous, well-meaning, rough and determined eleven-year-old William is a child you will love to read about but never ever want under your roof. He…

Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud

Whatever genre you maybe into, I can vouch for this series. It’s so very good. You are bound to like it. Jonathan Stroud is a gem of a writer. His Bartimaeus trilogy is fabulous. And this one is even more so. The premise is so very imaginative and unusual. A London plagued by ghosts. Ghosts…

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

I lovvve this series! This was my first leap into the steampunk genre and though since then I have read other books steampunky, nothing comes close to this for sheer wow! The world building is amazing. Set in an alternate history version of Victorian England, this world has it all, humans, werewolves and vampires. And…

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

How did Agatha Christie do it? How could every book she ever wrote be the perfect murder mystery? Death on the Nile, And Then There were None and Murder on the Orient Express are few of my top favourites. Only thing is being a whodunnit you can read her books only once. But there are…

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst.” If for nothing else, read this book to lift your spirits! Sara Crewe, the heroine of the story, is a real heroine! The motherless rich girl loses her doting father and all her wealth at the tender age of eleven. Born and brought…

House of the Pines by Jan Tempest

A beautiful young heroine. Check. Two handsome heroes and one plain. Check. An old house. Check. Spooky atmosphere. Check. Now what makes this book different is how the the author weaves the entire mystery around a pack of cards. Beautiful Yves Petrone returns to her ancestral home House of the Pines with her half sister…

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Good books and good authors are classics. The words they write, the impressions they convey seem as fresh as ever. Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors. And Northanger Abbey is a book…which I have must read at least twenty times. Seems excessive? There is just something about this book which strikes a chord…