|Woman Writing by Hendrik Jacobus Scholten|
I saw this fun bookish tag in Golden Age of Detective Fiction blog, who had also seen it in another blog. I thought it would be a fun way to bring back some favorite books I have read and reviewed here years ago. So, let's play!
A Book with A Number In The Title
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas
You might be more familiar with Dumas' Three Musketeers, but my favorite from this series is actually the direct sequel: Twenty Years After. It is, as the title hinted, twenty years after the four friends' last action in The Three Musketeers. We saw them in this book as more matured men. They struggled with more personal or family issues, and it all changed their views. But one thing stays rather the same: their friendship. It was even more deepening toward the end. A very compelling, heartwarming book, still with some swashbuckling scenes to entertain you.
A Book with A Name In The Title
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
One of my favorite books that deal about conscience and free will. "If God does not exist, then everything is permitted" always provides you ample ground of argument.
A Book with A Setting In The Title
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
This book remains one of my favorites from Christie. It's a straightforward case, inside a family, and set in a peaceful English countryside. It is also Christie's first book. And having been listening about the writing process in her autobiography very recently, only added the book's charm in my memory. Christie even named her first house 'Styles'!
A Book with An Animal In The Title
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
A wonderful book that deals on the two sides of human being: the good and the evil.
Book with a Colour In The Title
The Black Tulips by Alexandre Dumas
A lesser known work of Dumas, though with the same intricately woven plot. Combining historical events and passionate agricultural personages, the result is highly entertaining story.
A Book with One Word In The Title
Beloved by Toni Morrison
A very powerful read that will blow your mind. If you have to read only one from Toni Morrison, this one would the perfect choice. It's a beautiful albeit bitter story about slavery in the South of America around the end of Civil War, or in the Reconstruction era.
Feel like doing this yourself? Then consider yourself tagged!