Our Top Picks for World book Day

Book lovers are getting set to celebrate their favourite stories once again as World Book Day is back and ready to mark its 20th anniversary today. Here at Fenn Wright Manson HQ we have got in the spirit of this celebratory day by compiling our team's top reading picks. From thrillers to fashion biographies – we have all the best reads to keep you entertained.

Mata Hari by Michelle Moran – recommended by our Head Designer and Director, Alison Mansell

If you are looking for an emtionally captivating novel, then our director Alison recommends Mata Hari by Michelle Moran. Alison says of the book "It’s a sad but beautifully written story of a Dutch woman who is an abused wife but reinvents herself as one of the most famous dancers and  courtesans in Paris 1917…and possible spy with a very sad ending...Michelle Moran manages to balance fact and fiction superbly and it's definitely worth a read”.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robery Galbraith – recommended by our Head of PR, Imogen Shephard

For the ultimate page turner, Imogen recommends the perfect gripping read  – The Cuckoo’s Calling. "If you love a psychological crime novel then The Cuckoo’s Calling has all you could want from one. A complex detective protagonist, intrigue, mysterious twists and turns and it even explores the darker side of being a celebrity. The plot revolves around the death of a troubled model who falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony. It is immediately assumed that she had committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Perfect if you’re looking for a good holiday read!”

Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel – recommended by our Merchandising Assistant, Melissa McKenzie

For an inspirational read, Melissa suggests the Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel by Eric Boman. "This lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past forty years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic. Combining genres, colours, textures and patterns without regard to period, provenance or, ultimately, aesthetic convention, she is one of the few style icons of our time."

Inside Vogue by Alexandra Shulman, recommended by our PR Executive, Lily Egbers

If you are a real fashion maven or have watched the BBC documentry about the Vogue House, this is absolute must-read. Alexandra Shulman reveals the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue (that Duchess of Cambridge cover surprise), organising the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala, working with designers from Victoria Beckham to Karl Lagerfeld and contributors from David Bailey to Alexa Chung. Lily says, "For anyone who wants to know what the life of a fashion magazine editor is really like, or for any woman who loves her job, this is an honest and interesting diary of a year lived by one of the most important woman in fashion."

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer – recommended by our E-commerce Co-ordinator, Paige Cronin

Be taken on a life-changing journey with Paige’s favourite novel. The book is based on "the true story of a young man in his twenties who, bored of how materialistic and money driven society is decides to donate his $25,000 savings to charity, abandon his possessions and start a new life in the wild with the dream of living in the Alaskan wilderness. A thought-provoking, fascinating and sad book, it’s definitely one of my favourite reads."