I am an English and History major in school, so it will come as no surprise that I love reading. I’m constantly immersed in a book, and some of my favorite authors include Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling and Fredrik Backman. Just for reference, my favorite books are: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. While I love all of these books and could definitely re-read them on a loop forever, I think it would be good to read some other books. Who knows, maybe the next book I read will be added to my list of favorites. Below I am writing my upcoming reading list so that if any of you are interested, you can check out these titles as well. I try to read at least one pleasure book a month, and while that may not seem like a lot to some people, I have a full school load with lots of reading and writing so there is a limited time frame for me to read. But I love reading, and the moments of the day that I can sit on my bed with a cup of tea and pull out my book is my way of relaxing from the stressors of life. So, here is my reading list that hopefully I will complete sometime soon. I hope one of these titles grabs your attention too! (If not, try one of my favorites because they’re all beautiful books!!)
- The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
- Eden Hill by Bill Higgs
- Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
- Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman
- The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
- The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
- Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (a classic)
- The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (another classic, I’ve started it and it’s very disturbing but intriguing)
- Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Those are the ten books on my list for now but I’m sure I’ll find more to add the next time I pop into a bookstore. If you’re interested in even more titles, here are some books that I’ve recently finished that I think would be worth checking out: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, A Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness
If you have any favorite books, I’d love to hear what they are! Leave your suggestions in the comments.
Ciao for now!