Four Cymru get into the swing of Libraries Week
In honour of Libraries Week in Wales (9-14 October) we have been discussing our favourite books here in the office. It seems there is a penchant for the dark and mysterious among the staff….
Deian Creunant | Director of Communications
Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd | Islwyn Ffowc Elis
Published originally in 1957 (but I’m not that old) – it’s a time travelling story of a Welsh person travelling from the 1950s to the year 2033 – and seeing two possible futures for Wales. Probably the first major science fiction work for adults written in Welsh I remember reading it as a youngster and being enthralled by its contents – and 2033 is edging ever closer.
Rhiannon Boswell | Designer
Little Big Lies | Liane Moriarty
A group of women brought together by mischief, secrets and a dark murder and showing hidden strength we all have inside us.
Rhys Flowers | Account Director
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich | Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
For its brave and harrowing portrayal of life in the Soviet gulags and the immense struggle of the prisoners to survive their cruelty and inhumanity.
Delyth Davies | Senior Account Manager
He said / She said | Erin Kelly
This is the book that I’m currently reading and it’s so good! I’m totally gripped, it’s got a twisty plot and you aren’t sure of the whole story or who is in the wrong. A truly captivating psychological thriller!
Amelia Taylor | Account Manager
Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
It was lent to me by my favourite English teacher to keep me occupied when I broke my arm so couldn’t write in class. And I have read it multiple times since then, including studying it at university as I went on to read English Literature. Dorian’s character is very real, and is described so well that you get really hooked in the story and his dilemma.
Sheila Joseph | Office Administrator
The Girl Before | J P Delaney
This is the last book I read. It’s a psychological thriller, my favourite genre; I read this book in a day! Full of plot twists and a surprise ending I couldn’t put it down.