I Must Confess…my favourite reads
I used to be quite the reader. In fact reading was my favourite pastime in my youth. I could think of nothing better than to curl up in my room with a book and lose myself in another world for hours at a time. Escaping the awkward reality of my teenage years, reading provided me with an alternate world where nothing was beyond the realms of possibility. A world where teenage angst was forgotten and the drama of high school faded away.
Reading always made me feel more alive back then.
Fast forward many years and I no longer turn to books for my escapism of choice. It seems I don’t have as much time to read, let alone time to escape from my world as I used to. Nowadays, any free time that I have seems to be directed towards the internet, social media or blogging. Reading novels is no longer my pastime of choice.
During the years I’ve also become a little more set in my ways and have grown less adventurous when it comes to taking the leap and trying an unknown author or genre. I like what I like and I find myself drawn to the stories that I know and love rather than being brave and taking the chance to discover something that may be even better.
I’m a sucker for historical romance (that confession is nothing new) and I particularly like those where you get a feel for the hero’s point of view as well (it’s usually so heroine centric in this genre). I have quite a collection that I have amassed over the years and love re-reading them. Even though I know the stories, the words and the feelings they evoke never grow old.
While I no longer spend hours closeted up in my room unable to rest until I discover the fate of my favourite characters, I do still treasure the literary classics and the powerful stories that shaped my teenage years. It seems I still know their tales almost intimately, even years after I last turned their pages.
So without further ado, here’s my list of favourite reads. In no particular order as I can’t choose between them – I love them all!
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice & Emma – Jane Austen
Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon series – Lucy Maud Montgomery
Daddy Long Legs & Dear Enemy – Jean Webster
Arabella – Georgette Heyer
The Ice King – Dinah Dean
Honourable mentions also have to go to the Harry Potter series (so very addictive) the Hunger Games series (which I liked more than I thought I would) and to Bridget Jones’ Diary – although I haven’t been able to bring myself to read the latest one as I heard a spoiler and I don’t like what I heard!
What are your favourites? Hit me with them – maybe you’ll inspire me to take a leap and discover more literary gold?
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