Category: Classic literature

Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy In this 1884 classic, a young boy named Huck sets off down the Mississippi River on a raft in search of freedom and adventure.  ☁ “Thoughts” – Suzy ☁ “Thoughts” – Sophia ☁ “Thoughts” – Jo ☁ “Before this… Continue Reading “Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain”

Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo An 1813 classic that tells the story of Mr Bennet’s five unmarried daughters and the events that unfold when Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy move to town. One of the most popular novels in English literature.  ☁ “Thoughts” – Jo… Continue Reading “Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen”

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy This classic work of Victorian literature is a coming of age novel where a young man, Pip, receives an anonymous benefactor who sponsors him in to becoming a gentleman. ❚ “I thought” – Suzy ❚ “A wonderfully complex story which… Continue Reading “Great Expectations – Charles Dickens”

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Ros In this 1891 book, a poor young woman discovers she may be descended from nobility and goes in search of a better life, but through a series of fatal events discovers she is the master of her destiny.… Continue Reading “Tess Of The D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy”

The Plague – Albert Camus

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel The story of an Algerian city swept by a plague. It raises questions relating to destiny and  human psychology. ♥ “This book’s references to WWII and the Nazi occupation of France were significant, as was the author’s dissection of… Continue Reading “The Plague – Albert Camus”

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine A brooding tale of passion and revenge set in the Yorkshire moors ♥ “Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel details the arrival at Wuthering Heights of a man named Heathcliffe and the close bond he forms with his benefactor’s daughter,… Continue Reading “Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D H Lawrence

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A working-class man has an affair with an upper-class woman  ♥ “D.H. Lawrence wrote Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 1920 amidst much controversy over its content, mainly a married woman’s affair with her gardener in order to give her… Continue Reading “Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D H Lawrence”

The Metamorphosis & Other Stories – Franz Kafka

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel Gregor Samsa awakens one morning to discover he has turned into a giant insect, in this 1915 novella. An establishing story in the existentialism genre. ⚈ “Gregor Samsa one day wakes to find he has turned into a dung… Continue Reading “The Metamorphosis & Other Stories – Franz Kafka”

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine A 1960 novel which won the Pulitzer Prize and has been named one of the best novels of all time. The young narrator’s warmth and humour are offset by the racial and societal injustices she observes. ⚈ “To Kill… Continue Reading “To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee”

The Catcher In The Rye – J D Salinger

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days ⚈ “Although The Catcher in the Rye caused considerable controversy when it was first published in 1951,… Continue Reading “The Catcher In The Rye – J D Salinger”