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Our favourite books this national read a book day

Published: 05/09/2021

As today marks National Read a Book Day, we thought we’d share some of the Sowerbys teams’ favourite reads.

What’s your favourite book and why do you love it?

Katie from our Fakenham office loves The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris and says “It’s an eye opener – the fight for survival, not giving up on life – the determination to survive and escape and be together in a better place.”

Rebecca from our Hunstanton team chose Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden as her favourite book, saying "It’s just a different world, it shows the power women can hold even in a situation they are forced into. It makes you feel like you are sat in the tea rooms with them. It shows how much more is involved in the ritual and that it is far more than just prostitution.”

Dan from our Norwich office told us his favourite read is Feel the Fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers because “It has moulded the way I act upon the things that scare me. I’d even go as far to say it helped me decide to embark on my first solo backpacking trip in central America. I have read it twice in English and once in Spanish.”

Octavia from the Dereham team loves the book Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, saying “It's beautifully written, many twists, sets the scene so vividly you think you are there.  Great empathy with the main character and then a twist at the end which makes you hug the book tight and wish you hadn’t read it so fast.”

Peter, Land & New Homes Manager, told us his favourite read has to be Tombland by C J Sansom because of its local connections and the fact it's "beautifully written, often dramatic, steep in historical content and an engaging journey with the lead characters.”

Lynn from our Lettings team in King's Lynn loves The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths and says that "It's an excellent introduction to the characters and its setting in 1950's Brighton, it's a fabulous 'can't put it down' read."

And lastly, Carly from Marketing loves A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, claiming “Never has it been a more important yet heart-breaking story.”