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My favourite books (so far)

25 May

My reading tastes are rather eclectic but anchored in the 19th century. I have only scratched the surface of literature but still wanted to share with you the list of books that I’ve particularly enjoyed. I’m a slow reader so there’s always a ton of books on my endless reading list. It sometimes takes me a whole month to read one book!

1856. Alfred Stevens Young Woman ReadingThis is me, reading a book in one of my previous lives in the Victorian era.  🙂

I decided to split this list into two sections:

1) books that inspire me, give me comfort and which I enjoy rereading.

  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
  • Mary Poppins – P.L.Travels
  • Lola Rose – Jacqueline Wilson
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • Eugene Onegin – Alexandr Pushkin
  • Short stories by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

2) Books which I really enjoyed reading but wouldn’t read again soon because they’re quite negative and destructive or at least sad

  • Thirst for Love – Yukio Mishima
  • Torture garden – Octave Mirbeau
  • On the Road, and basically any other novel by Jack Kerouac
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • We Children from Bahnhof Zoo – Kai Hermann and Horst Rieck

Well, that’s it. I hope that you like some of these books and authors. If you have any suggestions about the books I should read be free to let me know.

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