This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Twitter book recommendations are coming thick and fast at the moment, which is rather fabulous. We felt it only fair, as the Christmas season is nearly upon us and you might be writing your wish lists for Santa, that we share these recommendations as often as we can. So, without further ado, here is this week's selection of recommendations from popular authors on Twitter.
1. I'll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich – This memoir was recommended by Sarra Manning (@sarramanning, author of It Felt Like a Kiss). Sarra says: "I'm in love with Betty Halbreich's memoir…perfect for anyone who loves clothes or New York." Betty is a New York stylist and personal shopper. Her job at Bergdorf Goodman was her lifeline nearly 40 years ago. She's now in her 80s and has worked with socialites, stars and ordinary women alike, and has plenty of stories to show for it.
2. The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M Delafield – Because I loved Rachael Lucas's (@karamina) Sealed With a Kiss and the sequel novella Sealed With a Christmas Kiss, I'm always keen to hear her book recommendations. When she mentioned that The Diary of a Provincial Lady was one of her favourites I bought it immediately. (The one with a Cath Kidston cover – gorgeous!) It is a fictional diary of a disaster prone lady from the 1930s. I can't wait to get stuck into it this winter.
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3. The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas – The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas (@jo_thomas01) is recommended by Katie Fforde (@katieFforde) who says that she "absolutely LOVED it". It is described as a feel-good Irish novel about facing the past, finding your feet and falling in love. On her wedding night Fiona Clutterbuck is on her own in Dooleybridge, County Galway. Not wanting to go back home she starts working for Sean Thornton, the local oyster farmer.4. The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins – This psychological thriller by @PaulaHWrites is out in January 2015 but Sarah Vaughan (@SVaughanAuthor, author of The Art of Baking Blind) has read an advanced copy and tweeted: "Such a tense night's sleep after reading The Girl On the Train. Still feeling jangled. Incredibly well done". The strapline is: You don't know her. But she knows you. Sounds good.
5. Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – Hannah Beckerman (@hannahbeckerman author of The Dead Wife's Handbook) was hooked by Little Lies. Her exact tweet was: "Bloody hell, Liane Moriarty doesn't half know how to reel you into a story: half way through Little Lies & totally hooked". Little Lies is a story of secrets and scandal. Jane keeps moving to escape her past. but she settles at an idyllic seaside town. Who would have thought a small incident at her child's school would end in murder?