Booking Through Thursday: Recommendation

This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:

“If someone asked you for a book recommendation, what is the FIRST book you’d think to recommend (without extra thought)?”

Pride and Prejudice, without a doubt. It got a hold of me at the tender age of 12 and hasn’t let go of me since!



    1. Thanks! I too think Pride and Prejudice is wonderful. And I don’t just like it because of the romance or Mr. Darcy. I love it because of Austen’s wit and her amazing creation Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth is one of the very few literary characters I aspire to be like, strong, assertive but also loving and tender.

  1. I need to re-read P&P. I prefer the story of Gaskell’s North and South, though her writing isn’t as tight or witty as Austen’s.

    My first recommendation… ooh… I have three… no four. Well you can’t just have one can you? Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones if you fancy a Young Adult, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith if you feel like you need to live in a leaky English castle, Shogun by James Clavell if you want some samurai adventure action and We, the Drowned if you want a terrific read about the sea which is both captivating and beautifully written.

    1. I’m another one who didn’t like P&P, it’s actually nice to know that I’m not alone.
      I had a hard time with this week’s question.

      1. Okay you two are no longer allowed to visit my blog! 😉

        As I’ve said before we all have our own favourites and hates. If we all loved the same things thew world would get very boring. I for example do not understand most people’s love for the recent spate of YA lit or paranormal romance (vampires, werewolves, fallen angels, fairies, changelings; etc.) but I respect their choice. 🙂

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