The bookshelf is a list of books  (new and old) that VN recommends to its readers. Keep checking back as it will be updated regularly!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson: High octane adventure following an investigative journalist and his strange but private investigator companion. Disturbing, moving, and full of emotion, this is the definition of a page turner.

One Day by David Nicholls: A beautifully written novel that documents the developments in the relationship between the two protagonists, catching up with them on the same day of the year, begining on their last day of university. Nicholls completely engrosses you in their relationship, and the reader ends up utterly invested in the outcome.

The Chosen One by Sam Bourne: Trash, but of the highest order. Exciting, fun, and slightly closer to the truth then we would probably all like. Dan Brown, watch your back!

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey: Frey’s gut wrenching account of his battle with addiction might be exaggerated for this book, but the quick fire prose is all consuming, and the story is strangely inspirational. Forget the controversy, this book is a modern must read.


Twenty-two days in May by David Laws: A brilliant, first-hand, warts an all account of how Laws helped negotiate Britain’s first peace-time coalition government….then lost his place in it.

Its not what you think by Chris Evans: As is so typical of Evans, the first part of his autobiography is well written, funny, and inspiring. The reader gets an an excellent insight into the bonkers life of the media mogul, from working in a news agents to buying Virgin Radio.

My Booky Wook by Russell Brand: Hysterical and heartbreaking in equal measure. Written in the same eloquent, verbose fashion that Brand delivers his stand up in, if you love him already, this book will convince you that you were right all along, and if you’re a hater, you might not be after this!

Friends Like These by Danny Wallace: Laugh out loud funny, as you would expect from Wallace, this book also stirs up all sorts of nostalgic emotions about friends gone by.

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