Best Books

Listed here will be the top reads of a different person each month. If you would like to share yours, please do contact us here.

Horsley library will order in the books mentioned in the latest newsletter (if they are in stock).

April 2018: Michelle’s book club read

 Maggie O Farrell – This must be the Place. (Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016).

This was our book club choice for January on the basis we had read an earlier novel by the same author called “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” which we had all found very thought provoking.

This Must be the Place touches upon many weighty themes such as infidelity, bereavement, infertility, guilt and alcoholism and of the love people have for each other; both as husband and wife and parent and child…..


March 2018: Kelly Chandler “Best 4 audio books to energise and empower”

Technically, I’m not reading as I listen to all my reads these days via Audible whilst on my “post school drop-off, pre desk-day” walks in Horsley, mainly at Sheepleas.

I highly recommend Audible, it has utterly revolutionised how much I manage to read…





Feb 2018: Naomi Jarvis’ “What I am reading now”

      I really take note when my friends and       colleagues are making recommendations about books and films they have loved or been inspired by and why. The below would be my contribution to that discussion.




Jan 2018: Anna William’s book club read

A few months ago I joined a bookclub, something I had wanted to do for years but never quite got round to. …

I have to admit, despite my head being keen to pass over the responsibility of choosing a new book to a book group, my heart struggled; allowing somebody else to choose such a personal thing as a book did not sit that easily with me.


Dec 2017: Annabel Hauck’s winter reads 

It is officially British wintertime. The air is brittle and the frost ices the morning grass. We have turned our backs on the long, free days of summer and are looking down the tunnel towards Christmas, the relentless nights falling too soon, before we have had a chance to be done with each day. We have a choice to either mourn what is gone for another year, or embrace crisp winter walks and cosy log fires. And what better way to spend a chilly winter night than curled up inside with a great book?


Nov 2017: Emma Pettit’s top reads

20170213_155244 croppedI had bookclub last week and was dismayed when some of the group didn’t enjoy my nominated book as much as I did.  It was A Year Of Marvellous Ways by Sue Winman which I inhaled as the beautiful prose sucked me in. But each to their own!

So for a change this week I thought I would share with you my top 15 books…..