Reading list

  • Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend
  • Aphrodite’s Hat by Salley Vickers
  • Being Alive edited by Neil Astley
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
  • The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart
  • The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Hector Finds Time by François Lelord
  • Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 hours by Jamie Oliver
  • Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
  • The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
  • My Boy Butch: The Heart-warming True Story of a Little Dog Who Made Life Worth Living Again by Jenni Murray
  • Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott
  • Restless by William Boyd
  • Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
  • This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes
  • Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Your local library may have some of these books, click on the link below or call in and see your local library

We would love to hear from any of you who have already read these books or any other books which you have read and feel would help others. Please contact the Macmillan Information and Support Manager to discuss this further by emailing