Glimpse at My Nightstand (Pt. 2)

As I previously mentioned, I tend to rotate through a reading a book or two (or 6) at any given time. I rotate through a plate of selections from few different genres based on my reading mood on any given night. It’s a pretty diverse palate, but I promised to give you a glimpse at what you might find on my nightstand at any given time, so here you go:

Category 2: Classic Literature Favorites

I have a couple of favorites pieces of classic literature that I return to read and re-read over and over when all other options seem thin. It’s a bit girlish and embarrassing o admit, but here are my top 3:

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1. Gone With the Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

Antebellum gentility! The civil war! An overly woman fighting the life and times she was born into, and herself as a person. And…. Rhett Butler. Need I say more? I can quote most of the book (and movie by heart. I have worn out dozens of copies. And I currently own a first edition (that I do not keep on my nightstand in constant threat of spilling coffee).

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2. The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The writing in this book is just so beautiful and amazing! I fall in love with it over and over. Favorite passage:

“And thus much of woman was there in Hester, that she could scarcely forgive him,—least of all now, when the heavy foot-step of their approaching Fate might be heard, nearer, nearer!—for being able so completely to withdraw himself from their mutual world; while she groped darkly, and stretched forth her cold hands, and found him not.”

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3. Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

The drama of Catherine “You have killed me!” and the two different men she was “supposed to be with” just kills me and makes me laugh all at once. Have loved this since high school, and always will!

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