Virginia S.

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Virginia S.

I am a pretty eclectic reader and I canít say that I have a favourite genre. My favourite books tend to be literary classics like The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, and 1984, and classics of childrenís literature like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Phantom Tollbooth. Though I will also read nonfiction and YA fiction. I also really enjoy reading fiction from the late 19th and early 20th centuries like L. M. Montgomery and Jules Verne. I think these books can give you a true feeling of what life was like for regular people at the time; they can teach you how people in this period thought, spoke, and interacted, as well as small details like what they wore and how they styled their hair. I like to read these books both as fiction and as historical documents because they give such a clear snapshot of the past.

Speaking of historical documents, I have a Masters in the History of Medicine and focused on the history of public health, so if you ever happen to be looking for some good nonfiction books about Victorian medicine, I am the person to ask. I also enjoy horseback riding, hiking, cooking, movies, TV shows, and music.††

Reading Lists

More Favourite Books

Book title: High Fidelity by Nick HornbyBook title: Lady Knight by Tamora PierceBook title: The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud MontgomeryBook Title: The Encylopedia of the Horse by Elwyn Hartley EdwardsBook title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Things I've Read Lately

Book title: 200 Best Panini Recipes by Tiffany CollinsBook title:  Paris Reborn by Stephane KirklandBook title: Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiBook title: The Martian by Andy Weir.Book title: The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts

Favourite Books

Book title: 1984 by George OrwellBook title: Emily of New Moon by L M Montgomery.Book title: The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger.Book title: The Eighty Dollar Champion by Elizabeth LettsBook title: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Children's Novels

Book Title: Grimms Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm GrimmBook title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J K RowlingBook title  The Chronicles of Narnia by C S LewisBook title The Phantom Tollbooth by Juster NortonBook Title: The Sword in the Stone by T H White

Favourite Shows

Book title: Downton Abbey Season 1Book title:  Mad Men Season 1Book title:  My So Called Life.Book title Orange is the New Black Season 1Book title:  Silicon Valley Season 1

Favourite Movies†

book title Darjeering LimitedBook title National VelvetBook title Revolutionary Roadbook title RushmoreBook title War Horse