Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf: By my cousin’s suggestion, I read Mrs. Dalloway as my first introduction into Virginia Woolf’s world. I really enjoyed her style of writing, and the way the story was told. Taking place in just one day, the reader learns of Clarissa Dalloway’s life story, and her reflection on the choices and relationships she had made throughout her life.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: After liking the movie, I decided to read the book. I am not sure what the best order is, book or movie, and unfortunately one will ruin the surprise of the storyline for the other. However, aside from that, I enjoyed the book just as much as the movie. I may have enjoyed it a bit more because the book takes place in London and area, so it was a nice throwback for me. The author tells the story very well, and in a different way than what I have read before. I highly recommend!
The Viscounts Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley: A little romantic victorian Christmas tale featuring a Viscount in need of someone to plan his annual Yule Ball, and a socialite planner in need of a husband. You can see where this goes 😛
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans: This is a set of three stories that I try to read every Christmas if I can. I got this book when I was in elementary school and its story has continued to resonate with me all the years. A story that begins with a family moving into care for a wealthy elderly widow, who then learn the true meaning of Christmas and unconditional love through her life story.
Not an extensive book list the last couple of months, as things get quite busy that time of year. Looking forward to incorporating more reading into my new year.
– xoxo Veronica