Fiona enjoys a wide range of books and would describe herself as a fairly eclectic sort of person. If she were to recommend one book right now it would be ‘We, the Drowned’ by Carsten Jensen but this is only one among many she would suggest to you.
When she is not reading Fiona enjoys drinking tea, playing a game and eating sushi.
She also enjoys listening to music and her current favourite artists are: Ólafur Arnalds, Sigur Rós, Linkin Park, Rachid Taha, Patrick Bruel, Agent Fresco.
Once upon a time Fiona enjoyed writing, but her brain has taken an extended hike to Bermuda and has yet to come back so she is left somewhat stranded.
Fiona loves animals and hates mushrooms.
She would like to recommend you 22 books in no particular order:
- Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones (Young Adult)
- We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen (Danish historical fiction)
- The Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Danish crime)
- The Crusader trilogy (Arn) by Jan Guilou (Swedish historical)
- Shogun by James Clavel
- Tom Jones: History of a Foundling by Henry Fielding (18th C Classic)
- All Quiet on the Western Front – Eric Maria Remarque
- Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (Young Adult, Fantasy)
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (19th C Classic)
- The Roth trilogy by Andrew Taylor (Historical mystery)
- Stiff by Mary Roach (Non-Fiction, Cadavers)
- Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
- Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (YA, Fantasy)
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (French, Classic)
- The Stand by Stephen King (Dystopia)
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Historical)
- Anything by Haruki Murakami (Japanese, Magical Realism)
- Atonemeny by Ian McEwan (WW2, Historical)
- Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (Indian, Historical)
- The Crown of Dalemark by Diana Wynne Jones (YA, Fantasy)
- The Complete Maus by Art Spigelman (Graphic Novel, Holocaust)
- From Hell by Alan Moore (Graphic Novel, Jack the Ripper)