My Top 10 Favourite Classic Reads

I’ve been reading classics ever since I fell in love with Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in my late teens. I’m into all types of classics; modern or cult it doesn’t matter, I’ll read it. So without further ado, and in alphabetical order, here’s my top ten.

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Catcher In the Rye – J D Salinger

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Howard’s End – E.M Forster

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Mary Poppins – P. L Travers

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

The Woman in Black – Susan Hill


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My Literary Crushes

d47d8626963bc6e3d11507456089a645It probably sounds a bit weird, saying I’m smitten with a fictional character, but I defy any warm blooded female who says her heart didn’t go into cardiac arrest the moment Mr Darcy – soaking wet – arose from that water in the TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

I fall in and out of love with people who aren’t real all the time; our love affairs are fleeting, but for those few days it takes me to read the book, it’s intense. My literary crushes change constantly, but here are some of my most recent:

Augustus ‘Gus’ Waters – The Fault in Our Stars 

Levi – Fangirl

Jackson Dawes – Anthem For Jackson Dawes

Park – Eleanor & Park