30 Day Challenges

Book Challenge Day 2

2. A book you’ve read more than 3 times.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I don’t remember the first time I read this book, I honestly don’t.  I just know that I’ve read it almost every year since. I don’t know if it’s because of the quality of the writing. Or if it’s because I’m so impressed that a female author, who by all accounts should not have been able to be published without a world of scorn not only did so but did so multiple times. I’ve also always found it interesting that this book came before Sense and Sensibility but that that book kind of (at least to me) became the rough draft for the conclusion of this one. Especially considering I’m not actually a huge fan of that novel, but simply love this one.

The characters are strong, and yes there are some issues from a feminist point of view, but I would like to think that this novel, and Lizzie was feminism in its earliest stages, a woman railing against what was expected of her, and doing what made her happy as opposed to what made her parents happy.

 

(Honorable mentions: The whole Harry Potter series, Little Women and The Eyre Affair)

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