Since getting back into reading, I’ve loved sharing recommendations with everyone here and on Instagram. In fact, if you’re interested, I have a Goodreads account that I recommend either befriending or following so we can share more reviews, too! Among the books I’ve been reading, there are some books that have been my absolute favourites of all time. Today, I wanted to share three of my favourite books, that I’d recommend to anybody who’s looking for a good book to read.
One of them is pretty macabre – my favourite book genre has to be thriller/mystery, but the other two are either lighthearted or more family-centric. Obviously, reading is very personal, and people form an opinion of their favourite book on a lot more than just a book – in my opinion. With that being said, all of these either bring me back to a time, place or memory in my life that was particularly enjoyable, and each of them are books that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I’d love to know your favourite books, if you want to comment them below.
The Secret History
“Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.”
The Secret History is one of my favourite books, ever. It’s always the first thing I recommend to people – even if it can feel like quite the monolith to get through. Weighing in at over 550-pages, you’ll spend some time with these characters. But with a story as gripping and enticing as this one, you wont be able to flick through the pages fast enough.
“Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her entry into the fashionable scene in Bath results in an invitation to stay with new friends at Northanger Abbey, but Catherine’s naivety and love of sensational novels lead to embarrassing and entertaining consequences.”
I’m pretty sure almost everybody in the universe has Jane Austen somewhere on their TBR. Whether you’ve read her or not, Austen has some incredible books and Northanger Abbey happens to be my favourite from her. I love her dry wit, and writing style in general. It’s also a great spooky read with a lot of nods to gothic horror with a great comedic slant.
Go Set a Watchman
“Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt.”
Go Set a Watchman was the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel that I couldn’t put down. If you were a fan of TKaM, or you enjoyed Harper Lee’s writing style, I most definitely recommend this. Or, alternatively, if you like listening to audiobooks – GSaW is narrated by Reese Witherspoon. So it’s pretty much a win-win situation on all sides.
I love reading, and each of these books hold something a little close to my heart. They’re all spread across different genres, and I’ve found that my appreciation for classic books has definitely grown as I’ve gotten older. I’d love to know what your favourite books are, or what books you’d recommend to anybody to read!
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What books would you recommend as must-read?
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