I’m currently reading three books at the moment, The Help, Possession and The Iliad. However, like I said on my last video, it’s exam period and I only have three weeks until my first university exams commence therefore I doubt that I would have moved on from these three books before the end of my exams which is in May. That feels really depressing but I suppose reading is a sacrifice I have to make at this time of year. Just a month and a half to go and I can start reading again properly!
I shan’t be saying much on this as I have to first write my official book review for it and it shall be discussed in my next vlog, but as a brief entry for today I shall say: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is my answer for today (:
Well, ok, everyone knows my favourite book is a fiction book, so rather than repeating myself I think I’ll mention my favourite American fiction book, you know, so it differs from all my stereotypical responses of Evelyn Waugh and Jane Austen etc.
So, drumroll please…..
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I will have to show you guys my edition of this novel, because it screams adoration. When I go home in a couple of months I shall do a bookshelf tour and show all my gorgeous babies.
Anyway, I read this book on my last holiday, which was when I was fifteen years old, in Italy. (sadly, my family can’t afford holidays so I’ve only been on a couple in my lifetime!)
However, this shall be my holiday read for always. And holiday just happens to be my life. I literally woke up and started reading, I stopped swimming and carried on reading, I ate and read with this novel - something which I never do because I’m really conscious about eating and reading and being rude at the dinner table, but with this book I honestly couldn’t give a damn.
I wanted to name my daughter Harper after this amazing novel, but now the Beckhams have called their daughter it, they’ve ruined it for me and I can’t any more haha (: