I hadn’t realized that there was such a thing, but today is World Book Day. I think it’s fabulous that such a thing exists, because reading can enrich life so much.
I was a voracious reader as a kid. The weekly book reviews I do here on the blog are great for prompting me to keep up with regular reading.
While it’s great to read new books, there are also a few favourites that I come back to over and over and over again.
I still have my original copy that my Great Aunt Lou gave me when I was a kid. It’s falling apart and held together with masking tape, but I’ve still got it. This book follows Anne of Green Gables to college, which seemed all very grown up when I was reading it as a kid.
In These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls of Little House on the Prairie falls in love with and marries Almanzo Wilder. Another all very grown up seeming book. Their romance as portrayed in the book is very much G-rated, but it’s awfully sweet.
I didn’t discover Pride and Prejudice until I was an adult but I quickly fell in love with it and the feisty Elizabeth Bennet.
Dickens isn’t exactly easy reading, but A Tale of Two Cities really captured my heart. There’s a fascinating array of characters, and an act of love and selflessness that brings tears to my eyes every time.
Do you have any books that you just keep on coming back to?