Top 10 Favourite Books 📚
Or how I got tricked into thinking that studying comparative & general literature would be fun. Which it kind of is, actually.
- 1.Stoner by John WilliamsA stunning, deep novel that I – quite literally – always carry around with me. Narrating the life of a Southern Literature teacher all through the first half of the twentieth century, its riveting prose and its main character have fascinated me to the point of considering it one of the best books I have ever read.
- 2.One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezClassic, beautiful and transfixing. García Márquez is very possibly the author I have come to admire the most, and this is by far his greatest novel.
- 3.Suite Française by Irène NémirovskyI have literally nagged friends into reading this one. I think you get the point.
- 4.The Secret History by Donna TarttI'm a sucker for Ancient Greek language and culture, mystery and self-centered, snobby Humanities students. So yes, this is pretty much the book I can't and won't shut up about ever since I read it back in 2014.
- 5.A Moveable Feast by Ernest HemingwayBecause you know, Paris was a very old city, and I have never quite been in love with someone but, if it's possible to be in love with something, that would perfectly describe my feelings towards this book.
- 6.Leaves Of Grass by Walt WhitmanPoetry at its finest. It's as simple as that.
- 7.Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutThis book, along with Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, is pretty much the reason I consider myself a pacifist.
- 8.To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee… And let's just pretend its sequel never happened.
- 9.The Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaBecause honestly, who doesn't love Czech pre-existentialist beetles?
- 10.The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldNick Carraway used to be my high school boyfriend. Period.