By Sarah Pont – Customer Marketing Manager
From a very young age I was encouraged by my parents to read books and lots of them, because to me it never felt like a chore or something I had to do, I really enjoyed it.
Before the Harry Potter craze really took hold of me (and I mean really – I am still massively obsessed with the wizarding world despite being an actual grown up now) I loved the stories of Roald Dahl.
‘Good Omens’ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Described as “wickedly funny” and “Heaven to read” by Time Out magazine, ‘Good Omens’ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is definitely a humorous feast for the imagination.
Written in 1990 at a time when Pratchett was just beginning to reach the top of his game and Gaiman was primarily still a graphic novelist, this book quickly became a cult classic, winning the World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Novel in 1991 and the Locus Award nominee for Best Fantasy Novel in the same year.
‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been described as many things over the years – timeless, disappointing, beautifully written, intricate, boring, perfection – this conflicting list goes on.
It’s one that’s been on our reading list for a long time. You know the type – that classic fear of the unknown and therefore potentially direly boring, well, classic. But, when we had a moment (and it is a relatively short moment in the grand reading scheme of things, the book only being 180 pages long) we took a deep breath, pushed our classroom prejudices aside, and had a read.