I don’t know about you, but personally I think classics are the best books you can read when you’re bored. Not only are the settings unique in these pieces of art, but the plots of these books open your mind to the author’s lifestyle and his or her way of thinking. So today I thought I would introduce you to your new best friend!
These Old Shades
While most people would expect to be introduced to Jane Austen first, I would personally go for Georgette Heyer. And probably not for the reasons you would think. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jane Austen novels. The character are so lovable, the plot keeps you turning the pages, and she keeps you sitting on the edge of your chair. Yet, I find that the way Georgette Heyer introduces you to the regency era gives you a broader understanding of the culture the characters lived in. These Old Shades is one of Heyer’s most famous works and it’s actually the one that got her noticed. If you are looking for a novel set in the regency era I would recommend any of Georgette Heyer’s books.
Emily of New Moon
Who doesn’t love stories set on an island? Lucy Maud Montgomery definitely keeps bringing the charm back of PE Island on every single one of her novels. While she is noted for her classic Anne of Green Gables, Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon is filled with twists and turns that keep you reading until you devour the entire trilogy. If you are an L.M. Montgomery fan, you have got to read these books!
I confess I was shivering when I first read this book. A blind man with a walking stick, an old pirate with a hidden past, what else do you want to make your day more blood-curling? This book is as smart as paint and it’s on of my favourite Robert Louis Stevenson books. (Although Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is also blood-curling.) If you want to read about hidden treasures, this is your go to book!
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Well, all of the Sherlock Holmes books are awesome! If you want to get a taste of what true mystery is, then you have got to read these books. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four complete novels, and tons of short stories, including the Mystery of the Second Stain. (You’ve got to read that one!) The entire series just keep getting better!
The Space Trilogy
C.S. Lewis didn’t just write the Chronicles of Narnia, he also wrote a heart-quickening trilogy set in outer space! If you are more into sci-fi literature, you are sure to enjoy this awesome trilogy. It might feel a little creepy and other-worldly at first, but trust me, its worth the read!
Two Years Vacation
Ever dream of a long vacation? Well, this one might not be what you where thinking about precisely, but still it was an awesome holiday filled with adventure. Jules Verne gets you captivated once again as you travel through another deserted island and have a few more adventures with mutineers.
That about wraps it up today. Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to eat doughnuts!