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