Literature– My Way

I am a contemporary kind of girl. Whether fictional or reality, present day or looking back in time— the style of storytelling or perhaps the lack of stylistic expectation, is what carries me along.

It’s been a bit of a slog attempting to find some “classic” literature predating the 20th century that succeeded in captivating me. I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice, but could not engage with Mansfield Park. David Copperfield was decent, but Great Expectations had me done after a few pages.  If you have any ideas, please let me know.

That said, I generally steer clear of the old stuff, and concentrate on the never-ending supply of brand new books being published. Staying current is even a struggle with so many books being released every single week, especially for someone who reads across several genres; who has time to read all of them!

Here is some of my favourite fictional literature. Because to expand to non-fiction would just get crazy.

The Time Travellers Wife– Audrey Niffenegger

Still Alice– Lisa Genova

1984– George Orwell

Sarah’s Key– Tatiana de Rosnay

The Giver– Lois Lowry

The Screwtape Letters– C.S. Lewis

The Help– Kathryn Stockett

And The Mountains Echoed– Khaled Hosseini

An Untamed State– Roxane Gay

The Forgotten Garden– Kate Morton

(links are all to Goodreads description)

Design by Nina of Nina Reads

Design by Nina of Nina Reads

5 thoughts on “Literature– My Way

  1. I really enjoyed Orwell’s works and found it eery how relevant they are to the things currently happening in the world. Or maybe that is just me. I have gotten to be a little bit conspiracy theory obsessed lately.

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