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About Fiona

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:

  1. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones (Young Adult)
  2. We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen (Danish historical fiction)
  3. The Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Danish crime)
  4. The Crusader trilogy (Arn) by Jan Guilou (Swedish historical)
  5. Shogun by James Clavel
  6. Tom Jones: History of a Foundling by Henry Fielding (18th C Classic)
  7. All Quiet on the Western Front – Eric Maria Remarque
  8. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (Young Adult, Fantasy)
  9. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (19th C Classic)
  10. The Roth trilogy by Andrew Taylor (Historical mystery)
  11. Stiff by Mary Roach (Non-Fiction, Cadavers)
  12. Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
  13. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (YA, Fantasy)
  14. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (French, Classic)
  15. The Stand by Stephen King (Dystopia)
  16. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Historical)
  17. Anything by Haruki Murakami (Japanese, Magical Realism)
  18. Atonemeny by Ian McEwan (WW2, Historical)
  19. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (Indian, Historical)
  20. The Crown of Dalemark by Diana Wynne Jones (YA, Fantasy)
  21. The Complete Maus by Art Spigelman (Graphic Novel, Holocaust)
  22. From Hell by Alan Moore (Graphic Novel, Jack the Ripper)

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 08/04/2012 11:06

    Glad to know you like Shogun. Ever since I was young (and I’m not that young now! lol), the book has been on my parent’s bookshelf for ages. I hope to read it soon. I too love Haruki Murakami. You got a great blog going on here.

    • 08/04/2012 14:16

      Hi Jo, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave so many comments. I’m sorry they ended up in my spam box though.

      Ooooh, you must pick up Shogun it is so good. I feel little bubbles of excitement in my stomach just thinking about it actually. I’d love to re-read it one day and just breath in that world again. It is a surprisingly funny book too – amongst a lot of political wheedling, as it had me laughing really loudly on the bus home plenty of times. People must have thought I was crazy. Just a warning if you ever read it in public.

      • 09/04/2012 09:53

        I have never heard such enthusiastic take on Shogun. I must read it this year!! 🙂

  2. AJJenner permalink
    03/06/2012 14:31

    Hi Fiona, I’ve nominated you for the Readers Appreciation Award.

  3. 10/01/2015 00:37

    Thanks for following me, Fi! I’m touched by your interest. Now that I’m blogging every day, I’m glad to be able to follow you back, and to know I’ll be able to keep up with your reviews here. Love your site. It’s so clean and of course, I’ve always loved your writing, so I’m looking forward to your updates, lady!

  4. 18/07/2015 18:07

    Fiona, I have a book coming out later this year called One of the Few. I would love for you to give it a read. Let me know if you would be interested in doing a review.

  5. David Jupp permalink
    09/09/2015 20:39

    Hi Fiona, Just wanted to thank you for your kind review of my book A Shelter from the Storm. David Jupp

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