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    Scottish Top Authors share their favourite reads…


    Mairiuna, I just stumbled upon an article in the Scotsman online magazine that compiles a list of top Scottish authors’ favourite books for the year 2012.

    In all, 44 authors contributed to this project. Wow… Ain’t it exciting to find out what our best authors reads are?

    So happy to find on the list Christopher Brookmyre,  Alistair Moffat,  Alexander McCall Smith and Ian Rankin, to name just these few.  🙂

    If the journey of discovering these books voted as their favourite reads is something that thrills you, go get your favorite beverage, sit down in your most comfortable chair and let’s discover those titles together.

    Look at the colourful mosaic I’ve just created with the book covers! I shuffled the images around. Now, what about a little game…

    Try to guess which books have been chosen by the respective authors……. 😉



    You bet!

    So here goes…

    Ian Rankin 


    Hawthorn and Child – Keith Ridgway – Edition Granta/Portobello Omes
    Gone Girl  – Gillian Flynn- Edition Weidenfeld & Nicolson
    Grandville: Bête Noire – Bryan Talbot – Edition Jonathan Cape


    Alexander McCall Smith

    Alexander Mccall Smith Favourite Reads 2012

    The Magicians of Edinburgh – Ron Butlin – Editions Polygon
    What Money Can’t Buy – Michael Sandel – Editions Allen Lane
    Britain’s Last Frontier – Alistair Moffat – Editions Birlinn
    SJ Peploe – Guy Peploe – Editions Lund Humphries


    Christopher Brookmyre 


    What Dies in Summer – Tom Wright – Editions Canongate
    The End of the Wasp Season – Denise Mina – Editions Orion
    The Good, The Bad And The Multiplex – Mark Kermode – Editions Arrow


    Alistair Moffat 


    Aibisidh – Angus Peter Campbell – Editions Polygon
    Last Man Standing – Jack Straw – Editions Macmillan
    Back From the Brink – Alistair Darling
    In Another World: Among Europe’s Dying Villages – Tom Pow – Editions Polygon


    John Burnside




    Once You Break A Knuckle – DW Wilson – Editions Bloomsbury
    Light Lifting – Alexander MacLeod – Editions Jonathan Cape
    The Yellow Birds – Kevin Power – Editions Sceptre
    Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere – Paul Mason – Editions Verso
    The Revenge of History – Seumas Milne – Editions Verso
    Love and Struggle – David Gilbert – Editions PM Press

    Told you it would be a good ride. 😉

    Now let’s hop over to Amazon¸and add some of these titles on our wishlist.

    Stay tuned for the next five authors. Coming up soon 😉




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