I’m Alice, a 34-year-old freelance copywriter who has fallen in love with fiction about three decades ago. I live in Scotland, and I love travelling and losing myself in museums just about as much as I love books.

I mostly read contemporary fiction, but also the occasional biography, non-fiction, and historical fiction. I give a chance to just about anything at least once, which translates in rather eclectic reading lists.

Below are some of my all-time favorite books (in no particular order).

  • Elfriede Jelinek – The Piano Teacher
  • Amos Oz – A Tale of Love of Darkness
  • Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar
  • William Trevor – Reading Turgenev
  • Michael Cunningham – The Hours
  • Knut Hamsun – Hunger
  • Simone de Beauvoir – Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
  • Kazuo Ishiguro – The Remains of the Day
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Bernard Schlink – The Reader
  • Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita
  • Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita
  • Jeanette Winterson – Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  • Tracy Chevalier – Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Irvin D. Yalom – When Nietzsche Wept