Thank you to everyone who contributed to Saturday’s National Reading Group Day event in The Mitchell. We’ll be doing something even bigger and better next year as we really enjoyed ourselves! As promised, here are details of the favourite books chosen by Glasgow’s reading groups. The top favourite, with three votes, was Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth. There were two votes apiece for the following titles: Instead of a Letter (Athill), Jane Eyre (Bronte), The Crimson Petal and the White (Faber), Sunset Song (Grassic Gibbon), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver), Wide Sargasso Sea (Rhys – author Louise Welsh’s choice), Cider with Rosie (Lee), The Distance Between Us (O’Farrell), The Accidental (Smith), East of Eden (Steinbeck), The Help (Stockett), The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Wilde) and The Book Thief (Zusak). There were also votes for The Woman in White, Great Expectations, Magnificent Obsession, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Middlemarch, Have the Men Had Enough?, The Corrections, Clara, Jude the Obscure, Far from the Madding Crowd, Bel Canto, Good Omens, The Testament of Gideon Mack, Catcher in the Rye, The Road Home, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, After You’d Gone, The End of Mr. Y and The Hobbit.