You might have read my first book club post where I talked about some of my favourite nineteenth century novels… but I’m not quite finished. If you couldn’t tell by now, I am a massive fan. Books are the best way to escape the world we live in, especially period novels. They recreate a time so different from our own and give us a history lesson while reading as a bonus! My last post detailed some of the female driven novels of the time I’d recommend, but I don’t want to discriminate so here are some more with some cool guys as the leads.
Sherlock Holmes Series
If you love mystery and crime and still rewatch episodes of Columbo then you should read one of Doyle’s stories. Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate trendsetter, not only with his attire but with his crime solving skills which are replayed in so many different shows and movies these days. The book consists of many stories full of shock, suspense and humour and they’re short, so they won’t take a million years to read!
Everyone thinks they know this one but I am a prime example of perhaps the majority of us who could realise a lot from actually reading it. I didn’t know Frankenstein was the name of the doctor and not the monster until I read it- I would not do well on The Chase. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this when I finally got round to it and clearly learned a few things about the story. Mary Shelley is a genius, and I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves a bit of excitement, fantasy and thinking about some of life’s grey areas.
There are so many Dickens novels to choose from but this is definitely one of my favourites! It is very lengthy (I don’t think the editors did anything in the old days) but worth it. There are so many interesting character stories to follow along Pip’s journey through the social hierarchy of Victorian society. It isn’t unknown that Dickens knows how to write a good story so I would recommend you to try and read one of them if you haven’t already!
Hope you are safe and healthy!