Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This was my 100th read of 2019.
Some people are intimidated by the idea of reading books by the Bronte sisters, possibly because we were forced to read them in school and therefore, we think they must be too academic to read for fun. However, that’s not true, especially when it comes to Jane Eyre.
Jane Eyre is dark and creepy, with twisted tales of family drama, love, heart ache and so much more. The book follows Jane from her abusive childhood, her dramatic experiences while away at school, then into adulthood where she works as a governess and falls in love with her employer.
The story is told from Jane’s perspective, so we get to watch her grow and mature and possibly not always interpret things correctly!
If you are hesitant to crack open a classic, I urge you to give it a whirl. If it’s not for you, so be it. However, you won’t know if you don’t try!