“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” ~Oscar Wilde
Sage advice. And he would know; he wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray solely based on this idea.
There you have it: a month long inundation of (some of my) favorite books. There are quite a few I didn’t get to. It really is impossible to name a favorite without following it up with about 30 more titles. Each book is so special in their own way; our personal circumstances at the time of reading color our perceptions of the author’s words. So not only is each book special, each time we read a book is special.
Don’t believe me? My favorite book at 19 was The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I read it again at 37 and absolutely hated it. That Holden Caulfield had no idea what he was talking about. How could I have ever thought these ideas were profound? That is exactly why I’ve attempted reading Mrs. Dalloway so often. Each time I’m hoping the circumstances are ideal for me to get why that book is a classic.
For more of my opinions about books, friend me on Goodreads. I’m still reading and writing. I also post reviews of the books my book group reads, so if you don’t agree with my taste you’ll get 10 other people’s opinions too!