While publishing companies are keeping bookstores endlessly saturated with new stories, sometimes we need to go back and appreciate the classics. Here are some of our recommendations.
Goodreads rating: 3.8
Jim Hawkins gets thrown into an adventure of a lifetime when a buccaneer stumbles into his family’s inn with a mysterious chest, telling Jim to keep an eye out for the one-legged man.
The classics can be adventurous, too. Treasure Island has set up the modern characteristics of pirates and swashbuckling tales, becoming one of the most loved adventure stories in literature. (Also, if you’ve seen the Disney adaption, “Treasure Planet”, you should pick this up.)
Pride and Prejudice
Goodreads rating: 4.2
When the handsome and rich Mr Bingley moves into the neighbourhood, Mrs Bennet is determined for one of her five, unmarried but attractive daughters to snag him as a husband. His arrival sets off a whole set of hilarious and heart gripping events. Said to be Jane Austen’s most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice is the classic romance tale of intricate misunderstandings and witty dialogue.
Recommended for those who enjoy reading about swoon-worthy characters. There have also been several film adaptations. Our personal favourite is the 1995 BBC miniseries featuring Colin Firth.
Goodreads rating: 4.1
Jane Eyre tells the story of female independence as an orphan, brought up by her Aunt Reed and later thrown into Lowood charity school, emerges as a strong, resilient young woman who becomes a governess at Thornfield, falls wildly in love with the charming Mr Rochester and discovers a multitude of dangerous secrets which changes her outlook on life forever.
Recommended for those who love a strong female heroine and novels with a tinge of romance.
Wolf Reads is written as a collaboration project between Saloni (G10) and Por (G12).
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