Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Summer Reading: Classics
People will often ask me about my favorite book, but choosing one title in particular is impossible. Favorite books often relate to my personal circumstance. My time at Chapel Hill was perfect for reading D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love, and Florence, Italy was ideal for Dante's Inferno. Don't even get me started on reading Anais Nin in Paris. But there are some books which transcend time and place for me. Jane Eyre is that book. Moody and mysterious, the book is both defined by its era and its timeless. Centered around a female protagonist who defies societal convention and a great old house with its dark secrets, its rich use of language makes this book by Charlotte Bronte a classic, one I plan on rereading this weekend. Please share a classic title you would like to recommend as a summer read.