I saw this tag on Kristen Kraves Books, thank you Kristen, and knew I just had to do it. I love recommending books and want to help spread this tag. Although some of the books are my ‘anti-recommendations’ ie. books I actually didn’t enjoy that much but have included in this tag. (anti-recommendations is not word so don’t quote me. 😉)
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The Guernsey Literary And Potato peel Pie Society
Gotta be a historical fiction. I love these! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was such an interesting read. Entirely letters, this novel made for a beautiful and insightful read into the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2. Adorable romance too. The movie came out in 2018, I think, starring Lily James and a lot of the Downton Abbey cast.
The great Gatsby
I love short books as the action always abounds. The Great Gatsby is probably one of the most famous books of all time and short too, at 215 pages. Set in the roaring 20s, Jay Gatsby made for an interesting character determined to get the one thing he didn’t already have. For you readers who love a little bookish trivia this book’s copyright will expire on New Years Day 2021 and it will enter the public domain. I wouldn’t recommend it amazingly highly but it is greatly adored by readers all around.
Pride and Prejudice by JAne Austen
I love Pride and Prejudice so this had to be included in this list somewhere. A renowned classic it was adapted beautifully in both the 1995 version and 2005 version. If you haven’t read this yet do so now! It’s themes have been discussed for generations since Jane Austen wrote it in the 1800s. It also holds claim to one of the cutest and unlikely couples in literature.
Wuthering heights by emily brontë
At times a little scary and spooky, what with ghosts hanging around, I struggled with this book. I read it as I love classics but this one was a little too classic to me. I struggled to understand what was going on and when I did I found it gothic. This story centers around the complicated love of Healthcliff and Catherine, whose love seemingly transcends death.
I had to include this series somewhere here. I know they are acclaimed and people are reviewing them everywhere, all the time, but this series so deserves it’s raving reviews. If you haven’t already read it, do so. If you’ve already read it, do so again. This series was originally written for children, but grew to entertain readers of all ages across the world. Set in a magical reality, Harry Potter receives a letter telling him to attend a magic school called Hogwarts. Little does he know this will truly change his life forever.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations is a stand alone book I can’t recommend enough. I tell you this book seems to snake its way into everyone of my book tags and reviews, but rightly so. A coming-of-age story about a lowly blacksmith boy to an eligible suitor and rich man, with the help of an anonymous benefactor. This Charles Dickens classic was widely renowned in its day.
All the Light We cannot See by anthony doerr
I can’t stop talking about this book. if you haven’t read it, definitely this is one for you. Set in the time of World War 2 in both France and Germany it tells of two youths caught up in the conflict and how, extraordinarily, they find each other. This emotional and delicate read made for a teary-eyed ending. Perfect for a book club reading, this book raises many questions and tells of the brutal reality of the war experienced by everyday people.
Lily Alone by jacqueline wilson & Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
I am cheating a bit here. I have two. When I was younger I loved to read Jacqueline Wilson’s dramatic reads and whenever I was frightened or needed time out I would read Lily Alone. I related to Lily Alone and it reminded me that all was okay. I also think another staple book of mine is Jane Eyre. I love this classic, it is probably my favorite. A coming-of-age story about, you guessed it, Jane Eyre, who falls in love with someone she shouldn’t. Written by one of the Brontë sisters, this book is highly entertaining and follows Jane as a little girl at a boarding school to Jane as a fully-fledged young woman.
The Hobbit by J.r.r Tolkien, Geronimo Stiltons, & Little Women by louisa may alcott
These three books of my childhood got me into reading. It was so exciting reading about Geronimo’s awesome adventures, the colossal adventures of a young hobbit Bilbo Baggins and lives of the four March sisters.
Well, that was a long tag. I hope you aren’t put off my list by the numerous classics I have recommended! All ‘Goodread Imgs’ are from Goodreads
What would your recommendations be? Do you agree or disagree with what I’ve put?
I tag everyone. If you’re a book blogger, why don’t you have a go at this tag!