PELC #7 Silas Marner by George Eliot

A while ago I picked up my first George Eliot (pen name for Mary Ann Evans) . I heard great things about her novels and decided to pick up Silas Marner when I was in a local bookshop. The brief synopsis on the back of the book sounded interesting. I also heard that The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry was based on this classic so I was even more intrigued. Want to know what I thought of the ‘original’? Continue reading “PELC #7 Silas Marner by George Eliot”

PELC #6 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

It’s been a while since I finished this novel, but I figured I would still write a review because I absolutely adored it. I’ve read five Austen novels so far, including this one, the others being Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility, PersuasionNorthanger Abbey is Austen’s fifth novel and was published posthumously in 1818. Want to see why I think you should read it? Continue reading “PELC #6 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen”

PELC #5 Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

Although I’m interested in English literature and especially classics, I’m not really familiar with every author. Of course I had English class at school and that included literature, but Thomas Hardy was quite new to me. Now he’s more in the picture than ever. The film adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd is in theatres now (7 May in the Netherlands – read my review here) and in the build-up to its premiere, I started to read more about Hardy. I became intrigued by him and since I was in London last April, I bought one of his books. Continue reading “PELC #5 Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy”

The Penguin English Library Challenge

I’ve always been fascinated by classics and English classics in particular. My Goodreads TBR list consists of almost every title of the Penguin English Library series. So as of today I set myself another challenge: I want to read every book on the English Library list. Are you joining in? Continue reading “The Penguin English Library Challenge”