World Book Day

NB Team

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We’re a bunch of bookworms here at Nelson Bostock and we’re always looking for recommendations on what to read next. On World Book Day we asked everyone what their favourite read is:

“George Orwell’s 1984 – A classic book and fantastic read. Taking into account it was published in 1949, it’s still a frighteningly accurate picture of the way the world is going.” Rufus

 “Bram Stoker’s Dracula – a classic which you have to read at some point in your life. It’s good, but feels a bit dated if you are a fan of (modern) horror thrillers.” Marc

 Fittingly, I started a new book today: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Santa Montefiore. The first line? “The woman held a slim white envelope to her lips.” And 10 pages in, I’m hooked.” – Kim

 “Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig – an honest and insightful look into mental health on learning to live again once you’ve come out the other side. If you’ve read and enjoyed this, I’d highly recommend Ruby Wax’s Sane New World and The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz” – Harriet

 “Jay Rayner’s Greedy Man in a Hungry World – makes me question my entire attitude towards farmers’ markets.” Dave

“The Man in the High Castle – You might have seen the TV series or at least the hype about it. Written in 1963, the book by legendary sci-fi master Philip K. Dick turns the world on its head, describing life after Germany and Japan won WW2 and divided the US between them. I won’t give away any details from the storyline because it’s an essential read.”  Sohaib

“A bit different to the psychological thrillers I usually read, but ‘The Taxidermist’s Daughter’ by Kate Mosse is a brilliantly haunting gothic novel. It’s written to make you feel like you’re in the eerie marshes of Sussex. Definitely word a read!” Melissa

“I have just bought a beautiful hardback book for a Christening present. I wanted something she could own and love for years to come. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis seemed like the obvious choice. A brilliant story for big kids as well as little ones.” Tim

If you’ve got a must-read book, tweet us about it @nelsonbostock!