The World According To Garp by John Irving
Chart the life of mother, nurse, headmistress and feminist leader, Jenny Fields, through the eyes of her only son, Garp. Download the re-release of this modern classic, which is a tragedy that's rich in humour, and made so wonderful thanks to Garp's distinct voice. As the famous last line goes, "In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale
Flashback to 1850 when Isabella Robinson travels through the streets of Edinburgh to a soiree, where she's introduced to the hostess' son-in-law Edward Lane, a dashing medical student, whose chance meeting with Isabella changes things forever. This diary-style book is a tell-all and very addictive.
Rescue me by Rachel Gibson
It’s Sadie Hollowell’s nightmare scenario, she’s 33, a bridesmaid at her cousin’s wedding, wearing a bubblegum dress, and the whole party is trying to get her married off too, when all she wants to do is get out of the small Texan town that she’s somehow found her way back to. Dreams of escape aside, she’s back in town, with a Navy Seal on her arm and it looks like home could be sweet after all...