Sunday, August 21

Books I love... by Kelly

Written by Kelly, from It's a book Thing blog
Follow her on twitter: @QueenKelso

 1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I would hold my breath each time I read this book.  The pages would crunch in that overheated classroom as the revolution took over!  It wasn’t the love story between Lucie Manette, Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay or the menacing knitting of Madame Defarge.  This story had everything from the brilliance of writing from Dickens to characters that I hold dear to my heart.  A mighty feat is this read, but one that should and will stay with you forever.
2. Atonement by Ian McEwan

This book will always be the first of many books I read as a bookseller and the one book that ended a bookclub between Tarryn and I in varsity.  Ian McEwan has a way of describing scenes so delicately that you the reader see the thin line in which Briony Tallis is about to cross.  A story of misunderstanding and blame that sets a ripple effect in motion, impacting and ruining lives, leaving Briony Tallis atoning for one event in her life…

3. Matilda by Roald Dahl

I am Matilda!  Matilda is my past and my future as I stalk bookshops and hang around libraries.  Dahl’s intricate manner of describing things so disgustingly and Eek-worthy leaves me cringing, even today.  Matilda, a book lover, tells us all that no matter the hardships you face books will always be your savior.
4. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Set in the revolution is the greatest adventure novel I have ever read.  This novel is peppered with mystery, love, beauty, grand masque parties, painted faces and a race against time to save lives.  What more could you want when lying in the bath with a bottle of wine…

Please note: "Books I love..." is a new series, where an awesome, book-loving ladies share a few of their favourite books with us.

1 comment:

Reeder Reads said...

I heart EVERYTHING about the story Matilda! :)