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. 1.
    Stoner by John Williams
    A 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. 2.
    One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
    Classic, 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. 3.
    Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
    I have literally nagged friends into reading this one. I think you get the point.
  4. 4.
    The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    I'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. 5.
    A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
    Because 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. 6.
    Leaves Of Grass by Walt Whitman
    Poetry at its finest. It's as simple as that.
  7. 7.
    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    This book, along with Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, is pretty much the reason I consider myself a pacifist.
  8. 8.
    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    … And let's just pretend its sequel never happened.
  9. 9.
    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    Because honestly, who doesn't love Czech pre-existentialist beetles?
  10. 10.
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Nick Carraway used to be my high school boyfriend. Period.