Favourite book. [Classics]

I was going to pick a favourite book of all time, but that was way too difficult, so I’m picking genres and choosing a favourite out of them. Maybe cheating but maybe not…


This was a toss up between Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Anna Karenina. I narrowed it down because I absolutely hated the nosey parker Mr Lockwood, so that couldn’t be my favourite, very close but not there. Then there was Anna Karenina, which if you have been following this blog for a while then you will know how much I loved reading this book. So that’s my favourite, wrong again, there were parts of the book that dragged and I found hard to read.

So the answer is… Jane Eyre. 

jane eyre

This story inspires me in many ways. We follow a young girl from being sent away from her adoptive family, through a boarding school, and becoming a governess and the house of Mr Rochester.

For a book that was written hundreds of years ago there is definitely a sense of girl power that is so relevant in this modern society. When things go badly for Jane and she is basically left with nothing, does she throw herself on a bed in a temper? No, she goes and gets a job and tries to support herself, and make a living of some kind.

She really is a wonderful character and the story is beautifully written. It probably be one of my favourites for a very long time, and I’m so glad I plucked up the courage to delve into it.

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The older the better.

So delicate but so well-loved.

 

This is one of my obsessions. I love old books, the way that they smell, and look. I love the pristine books as well, but when a book is well loved and the way it shows. Gosh, there is no words for it.

I found a REALLY old copy of Jane Eyre in a local charity bookshop, and I don’t think I have ever fallen in love with a book so much. I will be putting up a picture of it when I do my feature on how much I love it and why. Another old book I found was my copy of Wuthering Heights, i love the smell and the way the pages feel in my hands.

My two cents on old books and my obsession.

My reading life… atm.

"The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe"

“The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe”

I think that this will be a regular, and I will be posting this every one-two weeks depending on what I have read or reading.

What I’m curling up with; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Why I chose this book; I’m trying to expand my reading range out of contemporary novels, and after reading the classics such as Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice, and after hearing good things, I decided this one.

Thoughts; I am only 3/4 through at the moment, but I’m loving it. It was a struggle to get through the beginning as it is slow to start and a lot of back story, but I am SO glad I did, because the pay off is SO worth it.

Book I last read; I read Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, this book I had mixed feelings about, it follows a modern day girl called Alice, who during a archaeological dig stumbles on something that gives her an unique look at past events. I really enjoyed the switching of the point of views and the jumps through time. I have picked up the sequel and the final book in the sequence to read, to see what spin the story is going to take on now.

What I want to read next; This is a toss up between, Reckless by Cornelia Funke or The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. I haven’t quite decided yet. I’ll keep you updated.

Favourite book at the moment; I’m going to cheat and give you one of my staple favourites and a newly found favourite. My staple is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, I love the characters and the story, it makes me happy to think of reading it, and I might just have to do a blog post dedicated to my love of Jane. My newly found favourite would have to be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, it is one of those books that you read filled with dread but with complete love for the characters, it is so well formed and the story itself is one of the best. It will definitely be taking a place on my favourites shelf for a lot more years to come.