Erin Green Author - blog
I rarely recommend reading books to adults mainly because experience has taught me how different our tastes are. We may be good friends with weird and wonderful connections but when it comes to reading, it gets personal. I've lost count of the number of times people have suggested a great reading book to me, which they've adored and consumed in one day, and I've hated it. And, vice versa.
But, there are three books from my reading list of 2019 for which I am willing to put my neck on the line and suggest to everyone:
Greetings From Bury Park - Sarfraz Manzoor
Not That Kind Of Love - Clare and Greg Wise
This Is Going To Hurt - Adam Kay
Three very different topics but each provides an unwavering honesty, is rich in humour and provides an unique insight into a specific life or world. I've learnt a lot from each author, I cried at specific details in each though, I literally gagged and retched for ten minutes non-stop at one scene from Kay's book (clots - I'll say no more!).
Having portrayed some of my own memories in my novels, thanks to artistic licence, I know how difficult it is to be so brutally honest about our faults, our thoughts and our backgrounds. Each of these authors totally nailed it regards depicting their true life experience whilst providing me with a five star read. What more can I ask from another author?
On completion each book became 'a keeper' so, there's no one-way trip to the charity shop instead, they'll be kept alongside my other book treasures.