Books

Staff Picks - what we are reading

Staff and volunteers share some of their favourite reads from the scheme.


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Megan - inspiring and uplifting

Megan is our promotions person. She enjoys books in which the characters grow and develop, and is fond of stories with hopeful endings.

"I like to have empathy with the charaters, as they wrestle with issues in their lives, but who grow and change for the better. A book has to have a great opening; I can usually tell if I'm going to enjoy it by the first paragraphs!"

Megan's top-ranking picks from the scheme are:

1. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

"10 out of 10; this is my all-time favourite from the scheme."

2. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

3. Defending Jacob

"Not uplifting as such but a real page-turner with a twist in the tail that challenges your perceptions of the characters." 

katie

Katie - immersed in the characters


Katie is one of our despatch team and a member of a BDS book group.

"I love getting into the psyche of the characters and immersing myself in the characters of a book".

Katie's top-ranking picks from the scheme are:

1. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

2. Peachers for Monsieur Le Cure

3. Me Before You

"As you read the book, you keep hoping things will change.The book generated so much discussion about life in general."

4. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

5. Mr Rosenblum's List


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