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Monthly Recommendations: Oldies


Welcome back to Monthly Recommendations, that time of the month where I share with you some of my favourite books based on a particular topic.

Today’s topic is ‘Oldies,’ and on the Goodreads page, this is described as those books published before 2010. These can be either those we loved as children, older books we’ve read recently, or classics.

I want to hopefully do a mix of all three because I know I could whittle off a lot of classics I’ve talked about before and miss some other incredible books. Due to that, I have a lot of books on this list to get through and so I will just leave their publication date. I love nearly all of these equally so I don’t want to constantly be professing the same type of declarations. It would just be annoying to read.

Anyway, with that out of the way let’s get started.

Classics and Children’s Books:

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell- 1877
Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White – 1952
Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – 1946
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – 1911
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – 1865
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte – 1847
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson- 1886

Backlist Books I’ve Read Within The Last Few Years:

Beasts in my Belfry by Gerald Durrell – 1970
Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth – 2002
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings – 1997
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain – 1933
The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell – 2006 (but as this is a fairly new bind up, each separate book will have been published in the later part of the 1900s)
White Teeth by Zadie Smith – 1999 (I don’t love this book as much as the others but it is one that keeps growing on me every time I think about it)
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen – 2001
Journey’s End by R.C.Sherrif – 1929
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs – 1997

Honourable Mentions That Missed The First Cut:

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo – 2003
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak – 2005
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – 1947
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis – 1950

That is that!

What books would you have on your list?

Thanks for reading and have a good day!

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