By Madeline Raynor
Updated September 30, 2016 at 03:34 PM EDT
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Imagine getting free books for the rest of your life. Well, one London bookstore is offering a chance to win just that in a drawing called the Library of a Lifetime.

The store already offers a version of this in their A Year in Books subscription, in which customers receive one reading selection per month, hand-picked for their tastes by the shop staff. The subscription costs £200 per year for paperbacks.

To give readers some ideas, the shop asked authors to share their pick, along with some commentary. See the results below:

Donna Leon chose A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth — “It’s wonderfully funny”

Kazuo Ishiguro chose The Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky — “Every character bonkers”

Edmund de Waal chose Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 by Geoffrey Hill — “Homeric, Essential, Difficult”

Lucy Hughes-Hallett chose The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa — “Best-ever literary death”

Julian Barnes chose The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald — “Her Best (by a Nose)”

William Boyd chose Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov — “Unique, Mind-Boggling, Hilarious”