Top 8 books recommended by JK Rowling
JK Rowling is a British author, philanthropist, film producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. Rowling has also written several other books, including the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series, The Casual Vacancy, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She is the founder of the international charitable organization Lumos, and has also made a significant amount of money from her writing and film production.
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted... Read more
I lived in it the way that you do with truly great books; putting it down with glazed eyes and feeling disconcerted to find yourself in the 21st century.
The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children’s literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The... Read more
My most vivid memory of being read to is my father reading [this book] when I was around 4 and suffering from the measles.
The Iliad is an epic Greek poem written by philosopher Homer, and is considered one of the oldest pieces of western literature still in existence. The story takes place during the last weeks of the ten year Trojan War, with a focus on the quarrels... Read more
I was thinking of [this book] when Harry saved Cedric’s body.
This favorite book for children, based on the author’s own youthful experiences, describes the life of the March family in a small New England community in the 1800s. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving... Read more
My favorite literary heroine is Jo March
Macbeth is William Shakespeare’s immortal tale of boundless, bloody ambition. Mystical predictions from witches and ghosts, combined with an uncontrollable lust for power, trap Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, in a web of political... Read more
Possibly my favorite Shakespeare play
“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” –Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma... Read more
I loved it