"In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with melt-water splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below."

Mr Logan has been reading The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

"This is a book about science. What is science? That's a good question, and there may be as many answers as there are scientists."

Mrs Elliott has been reading Forces of Nature by Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen.

"It wasn't as though the farm hadn't seen death before, and the blowflies didn't discriminate. To them there was little difference between a carcass and a corpse."

Miss Hodgson has been reading The Dry by Jane Harper.

"Rebus placed his knife and fork on the empty plate, then leaned back in his chair, studying the other diners in the restaurant. 'Someone was murdered here, you know,' he announced."

Mr McNulty has been reading Rather Be The Devil by Ian Rankin.

"From the officer's billet in the Hotel Majestic to the Bar Royal the coast road describes a single extended curve three miles long."

Mr Archer has been reading Das Boot (The Boat) by Lothar Gunther Buchheim.

"It is the last day of my childhood. My brother, Mark, and I knock on the door of our mother’s bedroom. Without waiting for an answer, we rush in and jump on her bed."

Mrs Evans has been reading Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard.

"'Drink it.' She's holding the glass out to me. It's so full that if she tipped her hand just a bit the water would trickle down the side. 'Now.'"

Mrs Vanstone has been reading Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield.

"The day was grey and bitter cold, and the dogs would not take the scent."

Mr Smith has been reading A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin.

"And now were we confounded, for even as had happened in the land of the sunset, our migration into the land of longer summers had met with disaster."

Mrs Cottam has been reading Crystal Gorge by David & Leigh Eddings.

"At dusk they pour from the sky. They blow across the ramparts, turn cartwheels over rooftops, flutter into the ravines between houses."

Mr Henderson has been reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

"Cyril never thought he would return to the cafe, La Cigogne, nor to the beautiful town of Munster, set in the Haut-Rhin department of France, but here he was again."

Mrs Hodgson has been reading Game Point by Malcolm Hollingdrake.

"'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."

Ms Craig has been reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

"If you were a spirit, and could fly and alight as you wished, and time did not bind you, and patience and love were all you knew, then you might rise to enter an open window high above the park, in the New York of almost a lifetime ago, early in November of 1947."

Mr Mills has been reading In Sunlight And In Shadow by Mark Helprin.

"I am blessed with being both Welsh and British."

Ms Bell has been listening to The Breakaway by Nicole Cook.

"I used to hate weekends. I never knew when our little terraced house in Beeston, an inner-city suburb of Leeds, was going to be turned into a battleground."

Mr Caslake has been reading Finding My Feet by Jason Robinson.

"Louis Creed, who had lost his father at three and who had never known a grandfather, never expected to find a father as he entered his middle age, but that was exactly what happened..."

Ms Hinde has been reading Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

"Which near-death experience shall I begin with?"

Mrs Davies has been reading My Life by David Jason.

"I have the best job in the world. I study what makes people happy."

Mrs Milward has been reading The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.

"You might think he could have made up his mind earlier, and been man enough to tell others of his decision."

Mrs Asif-Sarfraz has been reading The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

"The moment builds; it swells and builds - the moment when I realise we have lost."

Mrs Bukhari has been reading Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.

"Six forty-five a.m., 7 August 2012. I opened my eyes and looked around."

Ms Dixon has been reading Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story by Alistair & Jonathan Brownlee.

"Snow had fallen silently for three consecutive days, and it came with such gentle fury that it smothered the life out of America's busiest city."

Mr Hare has been reading Detroit '67: The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove.

"The miracle happened on West 74th Street, in the home where Mama worked."

Mrs Tomlinson has been reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

"Dan Swansea came awake in the darkness, not knowing for a minute who he was or where. He lifted one hand to his head and groaned when it came away sticky with blood."

Mrs Sells has been reading Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner.

"Italy, 1855. We arrived in Narni late on a Sunday evening."

Miss Ali has been reading The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon.

"The Vega Gull is peacock blue with silver wings, more splendid than any bird I've known, and somehow mine to fly."

Mrs Smith has been reading Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

"The email arrives in my inbox like an unexploded bomb: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook."

Ms Holden has been reading Friend Request by Laura Marshall.

"Pep Guardiola, the Barcelona manager, with his grey suits and brooding expressions, came up to me, looking a little self-conscious."

Mr Burton has been reading I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."

Mr Wilkins has been reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

"Kurt Schill dragged his fourteen-foot aluminium boat across the beach logs he'd set to minimize the scraping of the hull against the rocks."

Miss Matts has been reading The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni.

"My father used to carry me down the hall to my room after I came home from the hospital."

Mr Moss has been reading Wolf In White Van by John Darnielle.