This TBR list is going to be focusing on Victorian novels in preparation for my MA because I know that by reading anything Victorian its likely to help me prepare. Victorian literature is my favourite period anyway, hence why I have chosen to study it, so I am excited to read novels that I have … Continue reading My September To-Be-Read List
(Trigger warning: emotional/mental abuse). Anne Brontë’s second and final novel challenges the conditions of the rigid Victorian marriage system. The first and last parts of the novel are narrated by Gilbert Markham via the letters he is sending a friend relating to the mysterious Helen Graham who has just moved into their quiet village. … Continue reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848): ‘I maintain that if she were more perfect, she would be less interesting’.
My apologies for this Favourites post being slightly late and also for being fairly quiet on my blog in general – I have been desperately trying to get ahead with the reading for my course, and there are so many essays to get through! However, now I have made a good start on the … Continue reading My September Favourites
I love looking at books that others have bought to see what they are enjoying in case anything takes my interest! If not, I feel its still interesting to find out what kind of literature people like. Over the past six weeks or so, I’ve acquired a lot of new books so I thought I … Continue reading Book Haul
My third favourites post! I have gained and enjoyed some lovely things throughout August – mainly as a result of my birthday - so I am going to share some with you here. Unfortunately I can’t list all my birthday presents as well as the other things I have enjoyed this month, such as TV … Continue reading My August Favourites
I love reading classics. I feel as though there is definitely still a place for them in the modern world because so many of the lessons that we can gain from reading classic literature apply to modern situations and transcend the period they were written in, while giving us such a great insight to what … Continue reading Ten Classics to Start With
Charlotte Brontë’s longest and second published novel tells the story of Caroline Helstone, who is in love with her cousin and mill owner, Robert Moore. Of course, it also tells the story of the free-spirited Shirley, Caroline’s opposite in many ways, and her love for Robert’s brother and her tutor – Louis Moore. The story … Continue reading Shirley (1849): ‘I’ll borrow of imagination what reality cannot give me’.
Throughout the month of July I read an awful lot of Thomas Hardy! Hardy is one of my absolute favourite writers, and I knew I just had to read more from him in order to make myself more aware of the scope of his writing and also just because I enjoy it so much. I … Continue reading ‘I wish to be enlightened’: Thomas Hardy Novels I’ve Been Reading
I am quite excited for the reading list I have set up for August so I thought I would share this with you, something I have never done on my blog before. Usually I have a general idea of what I would like to get through in a month’s reading but I never really plan … Continue reading My August To-Be-Read List
I did my first ever favourites post last month and decided that if I could, I would try and do one every month. July has passed so quickly and I have been lucky to discover some new things that I would like to share with you all. My Pandora bracelet: I was gifted this … Continue reading My July Favourites