Get ready for the next installment of “My Favorite Books”.
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
What It’s About: Told in the first person, Jane Eyre, a governess for the daughter of a wealthy bachelor, recounts her horrible childhood, her time at Lowood Hall and her relationship with the mysterious Mr. Rochester.
Why I Love It: Jane Eyre is a classic British book–there’s the orphaned childhood, strict boarding school and Gothic mystery. It at times, feels like something Charles Dickens would write. But what truly draws me to the novel is Jane herself. I can’t help but admire her perseverance. Jan teaches us that good girls don’t finish last, that they can have a career and find the love of the life. The only thing that truly bothers me is the treatment of Mr. Rochester’s first wife, but that’s for a completely different post!