It’s getting a bit chillier here in Adelaide and one of our staff is feeling a little under the weather. Thus we thought it would be fun to post about some of our favourite books to read while cuddled on the couch with a blanket, cup of tea and our fluffy pet of course.
Persuasion by Jane Austen |
Now we know when most people think Austen they go to Pride and Prejudice, Emma or even Sense and Sensibility; but we just love this understated novel. With it’s signature Austen wit, ironic narrative, classic Cinderella story of an under appreciated heroine, love and all it’s perils and finally the happy ending. It just get’s us everytime, especially the love letter at the end.
The Wind Up Bird by Haruki Murakami |
This, like all of Murakami’s work, is purely and utterly a beautiful piece of art. It starts off seemingly simple with it’s plain and average lead character, but slowly unravels to something deeper. This is one book (like all his others), which will definitely help you get through a cold that just won’t go away.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald |
Now you just can’t go past a classic like this one and if you’re still to see the Baz Luhrmann extravaganza then this will help to wet your whistle. This novel really does take you back to a time you can only imagine. You can feel the warm summer breeze fluttering off the pages, hear the jazz in the background and practically taste the gin on your lips. If this doesn’t get you out of your winter blues, i’m not sure what will.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling |
OK I know this isn’t exactly mature reading, but that’s not what you want all the time. It’s perfect for when you’re at home with the sniffles and a head cold that just clouds everything. So to take you back to your childhood and to get your imagination running wild (or you can have the movie showing while you read, if your cold blocks you) there is just no better read than good old Harry Potter.