Favourite Five

Your Favourite book in five words.

At the library there are blank bookmarks for you to fill with your five words to describe your favourite book – slip it into your favourite book and add that book to the display for the next lender to enjoy.

Here are people’s responses so far….

Like a warm, yellow blanket
The Shell Seekers Rosamund Pilcher

A book for all times
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

Scintillating Stromness So Succulently Scribed
Stromness, A History Bryce Wilson

Muir’s Mermaids, Magically Muir-Made
The Mermaid’s Bride Tom Muir

The story of my life!
In Praise of Older Women Stephen Vizinczey

Fascinating Historical Biographical Artistic Beautiful
The Hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal

Quirky history with a twist
The Discovery of France Graham Robb

Awesome, old-fashioned heroic wartime saga
Greenmantle John Buchan

Apocolyptic, alien sea-monsters, ‘50s feminist
Kraken Wakes John Wyndham

Heartbreaking, unputdownable, interesting, tear-jerking, delightful
Me before You Jojo Moyes

Go away with lasting impression
The Diary of Anne Frank

Tragedy + distance = humour
Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut

Conflict, truth, power, reality, terrifying
Five Days in London- May 1940 John Lukas

Frivolous, immoral, amusing, trivial, delightful
The Memoir of Harriet Watson

Boy’s journey to become wizard
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban JK Rowling

A quest to destroy beasts
Beast Quest Adam Blade

Crutch when desperately missing home
Greenvoe George Mackay Brown

Treasures found and put to use
Found Keith Allardyce

Very emotional, hard to stop
Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman

Self sacrifice for Middle Earth
Lord of the Rings, the Return of the King JRR Tolkein

Dark characters unromantically brought to life
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens

Search that moves as speed
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown

Never lost power to draw
Sunset Song Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Powerful connection of writer and reader
Sunset Song Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Three great books in one
Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas

Historical fiction by master storyteller
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel

Just events, sweet or funny
Naive Super Erlend Loe

Intricate portrait of complex character
Son of the Morning Star Evan S. Connell

My favourite, I love dragons
Game of Thrones George RR Martin

Back home against many dangers
Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford

Some do the right thing
To Kill a Mocking bird Harper Lee

Introduces history in interesting way
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan

More than a love story
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres

School days as main theme
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Back Pencil Christopher Brookmyre

Skeleton man wizard and detective
Skullduggery Pleasant Derek Landy

Giant falls off the beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk


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