My favourite book. And the classics I've never read.

February 02, 2016

bedtime reading


My favourite book. 'Jenny' by Ada Cook Lewis published in 1957. I don't know how it came into my life but the surname of the previous owner is that of my Nanna's maiden name so it must have been passed through the family. I first read this book when I was about 15. I have read it at least twice a year, every single year since I discovered it. The book has become discoloured and torn and has lost her spine but she is very much treasured.

I couldn't tell you why I love this story so much. It is about a young girl in 1748, navigating the social ranks of a class driven London where your virtue and name is everything. Poor Jenny, it is a sorry tale of love and falling for the blond heiress hunting charmer while the dark and surly yet romantic young dapper gent was to be her real true love. Murder, love, trollops, rogues. Ah, the romantic drama!

Pure 1700s awesomeness. I love getting lost in this story. Do you have a favourite book you go back to time and again?  An easy go-to read?

Such fun this book lark! I think I might be inspired to do a bit of a book club. I'm thinking though a club for classics. I have 'How to Kill a Mockingbird' on my shelves and I've never read it….

Any classics you 'should' have read that you never have? Anybody want to attack the classics together?  

P.S  I'm also going to admit I've never read Harry Potter... 

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