Saturday, 23 May 2009

A Second First Time?

Booking Through Thursday's Question of the Week is "What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?"

This wasn't a hard choice so I've come down to three possible answers:

1) The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I wish I could go back to how excited and absorbed I was in reading this book. I couldn't get enough of it or recommend it to enough people. I fell completely in love with all the characters and was blown away by how well-written such a modern book was. I still love the book but that initial reaction was enough to make me want more.

2) Jane Eyre by Charlote Bronte. This was the first book to make me cry ***spoiler*** when Rochester finally confesses his love for Jane ... Ahhh *sobs*.

3) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. This was my first taste of Miss Austen and one of the best books I've ever read. I'd only ever heard that Austen wrote silly girly classical romances so to discover that she wrote with such wit and intelligence and created wonderful characters was an absolute joy.