Books I loved in...


Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza
Zelda. A Biography by Nancy Milford
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
Seeing Ourselves. Women's Self-Portraits by Frances Borzello
Country Girl. A Memoir by Edna O'Brien


10% Happier by Dan Harris

The Girls by Emma Cline

Iris. A Memoir of Iris Murdoch by John Bayley

A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume

The Reconstructionist by Josephine Hart

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

Deceived with Kindness. A Bloomsbury Childhood by Angelica Garnett

Patrimony by Philip Roth

Something to Hide by Penny Perrick

Undue Influence by Anita Brookner

The Vanishing Man. In Pursuit of Velázquez by Laura Cumming

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

In Search of a Beginning. My Life with Graham Greene by Yvonne Cloetta / Marie-Françoise Allain

How to be Both by Ali Smith 

Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong

Vanessa Bell by Frances Spalding

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

Ich Habe Auch Gelebt! Briefe einer Freundschaft by Astrid Lindgren & Louise Hartung


Lalu Lalula, Arme Kleine Ophelia by Fanny Morweiser

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

Nada by Carmen Laforet

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Miss Emily by Nuala Ní Chonchuir


Hanging with the Elephant by Michael Harding

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

The Girl Missing From the Window by Paul O'Reilly

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell


The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding
Stoner by John Williams
Time Present and Time Past by Deirdre Madden


Nothing is Black by Deirdre Madden

Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain

In the Mind's Eye by Lucy Grealy
The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Judith Kerr's Creatures: A Celebration of her Life and Work
An Experiment in Leisure
by Marion Milner

Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Swimming Home
by Deborah Levy 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

by Josephine Hart

Authenticity by Deirdre Madden

A World of Our Own by Frances Borzello

Herzzeit: Ingeborg Bachmann - Paul Celan. Der Briefwechsel 


The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Embracing Uncertainty by Susan Jeffers

Night by Edna O'Brien

Shoot the Damn Dog by Sally Brampton

A Life of One's Own by Marion Milner

An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel

Man with a Blue Scarf by Martin Gayford

On Not Being Able To Paint by Marion Milne

The Sea Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Blue Nights by Joan Didion

The Light Years
by Elizabeth Jane Howard


Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Euginides

The Loft by Marlen Haushofer

The Reenchantment of Art by Suzi Gablik

The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock

The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1931 - 1934

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Books on art I recommend:

Mysteries of the Rectangle by Siri Hustvedt

Art and Fear. Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland

About Looking and Ways of Seeing by John Berger

Aesthetics. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art by Anne Sheppard

On Photography by Susan Sontag

The Artist's Way and Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron

Colour. A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Drawing on the Artist Within by Betty Edwards 

The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich 

Stravinsky's Lunch by Drusilla Modjeska

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