Kathy Buckworth does it all: an award-winning writer, public speaker and television personality, she balances a dynamic career with raising four kids. When she gets a bit of down time, she's usually writing a book--she currently has six to her name, including “I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business” (the rights to which were recently bought by Warner Bros.).
With such broad interests, it comes as little surprise that Kathy has a wonderfully diverse library--both on her Kobo eReader and in print. We visited Kathy at her home to find out what's on her bookshelf and why.
Dorothy Must Die Stories by Danielle Paige: I was taken in by the very first “Dorothy Must Die” book. As a longtime fan of The Wizard Of Oz, the bizarre twist of Dorothy being evil was such a joy to read. Each book in this series has been captivating.
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll: This book reads like a movie, and I can’t wait to see it made. Page turning – funny, annoying, irritating and couldn’t put it down.
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham: I’m a Grisham fan from way back. I wasn’t expecting this one to be more or less short stories (interwoven) but it works. His characters are so well drawn.
The MOST of Nora Ephron: Nora Ephron is one of my writing idols and I keep this book near my bed to pick up and read when I need humour writing inspiration. She’s one of the best.
By the Book by Pamela Paul, Scott Turow: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book Review. Q&A style format with uncut interviews with some of the greatest writesr of our time. Great questions you’ve always wanted to ask them.
The Widow by Fiona Barton: Just started this book, but already drawn in and love the writing over different perspectives, over different time frames. Easy to follow for a complex way of storytelling.
The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman: I love Peter Decker and his journey from high profile detective in a big city to small time cop. Kellerman weaves great back stories and new ideas into every book.
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian: This horror writer has a way of surprising you with not only the subject matter but the changes in plot. Sometimes predictable, sometimes not which keeps it interesting.
Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman: Obviously I have a thing for the Kellermans. Have read pretty much both of all of their books. I have a crush on psychologist Alex Delaware.
The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe: This book about abandoned children is dramatic, moving, and at the same time uplifting. Read it practically in one sitting and felt grateful to have had a happy childhood afterwards. Love this writer.
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