Your Favourite – A&R Top 100

You could win a complete set of the Angus & Robertson Top 100 books by telling your favourite book from the Top 100 and why in 300-500 words. Here are some comments from authors Fleur McDonald and Fiona Palmer to help you get started with some ideas.

More details and the Top 100 Video are available here.

Fleur McDonald – Tuscan Rose

I have many favourite authors, Michael Connelly, almost being my favourite, but out of this Top 100, it would have to be Belinda Alexandra’s Tuscan Rose. I have always liked her writing; the likeness to real life, the little things I learn and journey she takes me on, well, her books are hard to put down. Tuscan Rose has all of the things and I was captivated from the moment I opened the first page.

Fiona Palmer – Water For Elephants

Thanks to my local book club, I got the chance to read Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.  And I was so glad I did as I loved it.  We followed Jacob in the 1930’s as he joined a travelling circus during the Great Depression.  The book starts with Jacob in his nineties and blends his past with the future, a lot like The Notebook.   There is love, hate and plenty of insight into circus life and Rosie the elephant is wonderful.  Sara Gruen really did her research well and some of the little stories she wrote about were real, this made the book that much more compelling.  Needless to say I would happily recommend it.

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2 Responses to Your Favourite – A&R Top 100

  1. Marg says:

    I was a little surprised to see The Tuscan Rose on the list only because it is such a recent release! I bought it as soon as I saw it in the shops, but haven’t read it yet.

    Water for Elephants is a great choice too!

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