I finished Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely fell in love with this book and I never wanted it to end! Before I get into my experience reading it and what not, I’m going to give the basics first:
Title: Pride & Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Now, before I get people telling me that this novel deserves a full five, let me explain. I would agree with those that would have given it a five, but the only reason why I didn’t – and I will say that my reason is completely an opinion and a personal reason – is because at many points I felt a little lost, mostly because of the older styles of language and writing. On one hand I hate to deduct because of that, since Austen’s language and writing style is a huge aspect of the story itself, but again it’s a personal reason and opinion. Hope no one hates me for it :)
While being a woman during that particular time period may not have been the best, especially compared to today, I still wanted to go back in time to be a part of that world. The simplicity, the stronger relationships and friendships, and the balls, where dancing was more respectable! To live in that time to just experience it would be amazing.
I don’t think that I need to go on much further about the novel or how wonderful a writer Jane Austen is.
So this book starts my classic book list and reading challenge. I didn’t want to start the second book until I got possible feedback on my list that I posted the other day and I wasn’t sure which book I wanted to read next anyways. So I am currently reading Chocolat by Joanne Harris, which I recommend.
If anyone has recommendations on which book from my classic book list to read next, let me know!