I love true stories....I would highly reccomend " Wild Swan, three daughters of China" by Jung Chang and "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick, but I also like narrative as "One Hundred years of solitude" or "The Novels" of Giovanni Verga....I just love reading :))
Things my Mother Never Told Me,. This is a touching account of Blake Morrison’s mother, as she is dying, and his search through her letters with his Dad when they were courting. Tender, unsparing, and poignant. I thoroughly recommend it
Fifty Shades of Grey E L James I was working recently on the new John Lewis store in Exeter just across the road from the site I noticed a waterstones formerly waterstone’s a couple of days earlier I’d heared an intreview with Ms James on radio 5 and later that week saw her on Breakfast TV the hype must of got to me so I went in W S ‘s and not knowing if was in paperback thought i’d ask an assistant if they had it As it happens I did’int need to ask, it was the first book I seen as soon as i walked in I took the book over to the counter to pay my £5.50 AS he was putting the book into a bag I asked the assistant “are you selling loads of these” " I don’t know, I usually work upstairs" he said Anyway I never read the book myself I bought it for someone else who told me it was pretty much a copy of nine half weeks …………………..
I am just re-reading The Knife Man by Wendy Moore. It is a biography of John Hunter a c18 famous surgeon, naturalist and teacher. Today he is considered as the father of modern surgery. The descriptions that Wendy Moore uses are very detailed and can be a bit gory at times, even with descriptions like that I highly recommend it if you don’t mind reading descriptions with gory details.