…and we have a winner!….
We asked readers to read 10 books, each one from a different decade. All Swindon entries went into a prize draw to win a bag full of books and other goodies representative of the decades of the last century.
Our Swindon winner was Kayleigh and she has been kind enough to write a little bit about some of the books she read:
” I took part in the Book to the Future reading competition after recommendation from a friend. I have loved reading since I was a child but in recent years I have neglected my books because I have been busy with university. The competition was a good chance to get back into reading again and I’m so glad I took part.
My favourite book was Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. It was written and set in the 1920s so I was surprised when I found the book enjoyable. The old-style and eccentric language used by Woolf made the book fun and I enjoyed imagining post-First World War London as I read along.
My second favourite book was Wild by Cheryl Strayed – a memoir describing her 1,100 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail following a rough patch in her personal life. I found the book very inspiring and it reminded me of hiking during my Duke of Edinburgh Award.”
Thank you to everyone who took part this year, and we hope you enjoyed your journey as well. Do let us know which books you enjoyed while reading through the decades!
Why not try some of the books that Kayleigh read and enjoyed. Click on the links to find out availability:
1940s: 1984 by George Orwell
1960s: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2010s: Wild by Cheryl Strayed