Bibby Line Group Recommends…

Forget ‘hating’ literature, or finding reading ‘boring’ – it seems we all long for an opportunity to praise the books we love: the ones that make us laugh and/or cry, and for some intangible and indiscernible reason, just stay with us.  

In my first six weeks as Reader-in-Residence at Bibby Line Group, I have met many hundreds of employees who have all been eager to chat and find out more about the project. However, what has been most striking is the wonderful enthusiasm people have when discussing their favourite reads.

 The list below is a compilation of these recommendations. You might want to try one of them, or next month you might like to see your own recommendation on the list – just get in touch if so!

My email address is and I am always happy to talk.


 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 The novels of Charles Dickens

 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

 Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks

 A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Island by Victoria Hislop

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The novels of Ian McEwan

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Celestine Prophecies by James Redfield


Autobiographical writing

My Autobiography by Robbie Fowler

A Life Inside: A Prisoner’s Notebook by Erwin James

Who Does She Think She Is? My Autobiography by Martine McCutcheon

Kathy’s Story: A Childhood Hell inside the Magdalene Laundries by Kathy O’Beirne

Ghost Rider by Neal Peart

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

Being Jordan by Katie Price


Short stories

The short stories of Graham Greene

Surge by Erin Soros


 Half-Caste by John Agard

 London by William Blake

 Standing Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth

 The poetry of Hazel Collinge


Children’s books

 The Magic Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton

 The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

 The Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves

 The Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter

 The Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling



 The Mersey Minis Collection


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