Hello, everyone! It’s time for another Goodreads Monday!
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren@Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to her so that others can see what you picked!
My pick for this week is:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
As an orphan, Jane’s childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. A position as governess at the Thornfield Hall promises a kind of freedom. But Thornfield is a house full of secrets, its master a passionate, tormented man, and before long Jane faces her greatest struggle in a choice between love and self-respect. (Goodreads)
I got this book in my Out of Control Book Haul, but haven’t gotten around to reading yet.
A big confession to make – I have never read Jane Eyre, not even in the Japanese format. I literally know nothing about this book.
When I was little, I would often confine myself to my father’s study and there were tons of books on his bookshelves.
I don’t know if he actually read them all, but he had tons of Classic books such as War and Peace, Wuthering Heights etc, etc.
I probably should have picked them up while I was chilling out in his study, but instead, I would either bury my nose in baseball-themed comic books that were also part of my father’s collection (he was crazy about baseball) or Nostradamus Predictions. (I know you’re wondering what kind of kid I was…but I was obsessed with it.)
Without getting much exposure to Classic books, I have become an adult. I think the Classic fad that I went through in April gave me an opportunity to appreciate Classics books this time around. (Yes, I bought as many as 30 books altogether… I really need to read them!)
Jane Eyre is pretty thick with close to 700 pages, but I hope I can enjoy this book as much as I did with Wuthering Heights.
I’ll probably read this one this Fall season, but if I might read this even earlier if I’m on top of my game 🙂
Have you read Jane Eyre? If so, what are your thoughts?
Is her writing style different from Emily’s?
Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you for reading as always, and I’ll see you in my next post!