This post is one I’ve been excited about for the longest time and what better day that National Book Lovers Day! Let me tell you, book lover is an understatement. You look at a book and what is it? Paper but that’s what is so amazing, between the cover and the blurb is hidden an amazing story. There is so much life between those pages and I honestly feel like reading is underrated. It helps with your memory, with your vocabulary and and it’s an excellent stress buster!
Here are some of my favourites that I would definitely recommend to everyone and anyone.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
I’m starting this list off with this novel because it’s my favourite of all time. There is so much drama and deep emotion in this book that no matter how many times you read it, it’s like a new experience each time. It’s a timeless gothic novel and you’ll be thinking about it long after you close the pages and the thing that gets me about this is there’s no other books by Emily. This masterpiece is her only novel and I just feel like it’s so intense and it’s so underrated by younger generations. You really feel for the characters and the topics that are covered in this are still really relevant today so it’s totally relatable in that sense. Also, the vocabulary isn’t too difficult and you can always highlight words you don’t really understand and go back after each chapter and google them. (Or use post-it notes if you don’t want to scribble all over your book.)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Sticking with the Victorian theme, this is a play and it’s so funny. I was on the train and I had this in my bag so I thought you know, why not? It was easy to get into, there isn’t too many characters that you’ll get confused reading through it on your own and did I mention it’s really funny? Wilde is really clever with this play as he reverses the gender roles and societal norms of that time and although a Victorian audience wouldn’t really understand the satire and it’s very subtle, with the changes throughout society it’s easy for us to see making thought provoking as well as comical. The characters are so loud and the storyline leaves you satisfied and feeling good.
Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix by J.K Rowling
Okay, you probably think I’m so basic for adding this but really, it’s the best book by far. I know a lot of people just watch the films and haven’t read the books but that’s so tragic and the books are so much better. There is so much more to them and they’re much more entertaining . Especially this one, I feel like the film does not compare at all. It’s a pretty bulky book but if you love the series, you know you’re going to love it. It’s an easy read and you wont even realise how long you’ve been sat there reading it because it just pulls you in, like magic!
Dracula by Bram Stoker
This occurred to me a few months ago that Dracula is a famous figure not just within book lovers but amongst everyone. Everyone knows that he’s a creepy ass vampire yet I had never read the book. I didn’t know his story. I knew he was a vampire obviously and all the basics but I seriously knew more about sparkly Eddy than I did the real OG. So I got to reading it and I’m telling you I was so surprised. I did not expect anything like that. The start was quite slow but the anticipation and the fear you feel is crazy. I was so surprised reading this book and I think it’s more because I thought I knew it would be a blood sucking vampire living in a castle blah blah, but it was so much more than that. There is a reason this guy is as well known as he is, he’s a damn creep. Give it a read, it’s really worth it.
Make sure if you do read them you tell me what you think or if you already have what do you think of them? Do you have any recommendations? I’m always looking for something new to pick up! I’m currently reading Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, what are you reading?
See you in my next post!