The Cottesloe Mums All Time Favourites BOOK LIST


We all love a good book in our mothers group.  It’s a shame we don’t always get to read as much as we want to these days.  So when we read it needs to be Good.  Life is too short for average novels (and wine) right?  I asked the 13 members of my Cottesloe Mother’s group to give me their favourite books of all time.  Here is what they recommend to have on your bedside table at some stage in your life (plus a couple of good trashy* reads at the end):

One Day – David Nicholls
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Angels Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon – Richard Zimler
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
Birds Without Wings – Louis de Bernières
Katherine – Anya Seton
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Dirt Music – Tim Winton
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
The Glass Lake – Maeve Binchy
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D.Salinger
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
Pretty much anything  written by (crime novels) – Elizabeth George
Pretty much anything  written by (crime novels) – Camilla Lackberg
Pretty much anything  written by (crime novels) – Candice Fox
Pretty much anything  written by (crime novels) – Val McDermid
Pretty much anything  written by (crime novels) – Nicci French
*Riders – Jackie Collins
*Sparkles – Louise Bagshawe