My Reading List

my reading listAmong many other things, I really enjoy a good read. Problem is, I often don’t find any time to actually do it.

I’ve read most of my books in the summer months. First, because it was vacation time and I was off school, and second because during the warmers months there is nothing more relaxing than having some me-time and fuse yourself into imaginary worlds.

I’m currently reading: Anne Frank’s Diary. This is a classic, but a classic I’ve never read before. And actually, I’ve been reading it on an off because I only pick it up when I have some spare time.

I love reading novels, especially love novels and books based on true facts or just literally about history.
Don’t get me wrong I love to read books about physics too. I read most of Stephen Hawking’s books for example. But even though I really enjoyed those reads, I don’t find them as entertaining as a good love story. 

So here are the books that are on my shelf waiting to be picked up and enjoyed with great love. When I find the time to… Of course.

MY READING LIST

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

I am not even going to try to summarize this book because there is a pretty amazing movie out there that probably everybody has seen already. And it’s actually one of my favorite movies of all time.
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

Emma by Jane Austen

There is actually a movie based on this book too, but I haven’t seen it.
This book tells the story of a rich girl called Emma who basically plays matchmaker the entire novel. The thing is her efforts actually cause more problems than solutions. And even puts at risk her own chance at love.
“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”

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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

This novel literally covers only one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, who’s getting ready for a party she’s hosting later in the evening. When she returns back home she finds an unexpected visitor which happens to be an old suitor.
“He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink.”

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

This book focuses on a family visiting the Isle of Sky in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. It is actually divided into three different sections and with different narrators.
“Does the difference matter? someone else asked. Does it matter whether the law seeks to protect you because you are an individual or because of the group of which you happen to be a member? That question floated around the room, and it has remained with me ever since.”

The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg

“As far as the education of children is concerned, I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but a love of one’s neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know.”

East-West Street by Philippe Sands

A compelling family memoir intersects with the story of the Jewish legal minds who sowed the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.
“Does the difference matter? someone else asked. Does it matter whether the law seeks to protect you because you are an individual or because of the group of which you happen to be a member? That question floated around the room, and it has remained with me ever since.”


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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Driven by the mystery of why a 4-year-old child is found abandoned on an Australian wharf in 1913.
“Memory is a cruel mistress with whom we all must learn to dance.”

War and Peace by Lev Tolstoi

Broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature; Pierre Bezukhov, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, and Natasha Rostov.
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”

I hope you found yourself attracted by the summary of all or at least one of these books, and that these quotes inspired you to go pick one of these books for yourself if you haven’t read them already.

If you have any book recommendations leave them in the comments! And if you are up to read a thriller story, go ahead and read my own!

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Pride & Prejudice and Emma are two of my favorite books of all time. The Emma movie with Gwyneth Paltrow is so bad, but so good at the same time? Good luck with your reading list!

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I’ve been trying to read Emma for a while now. This post reminded me that I should probably put it on my list of books to finish this year haha!