Five Books I Love (Peyton Edition)
September 10, 2010
My name is Peyton and I've worked at the Lone Jack Branch for a little less than a year now! I've always loved reading, and have enjoyed getting to know many new books via Mid-Continent. Here are five books I love.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Plain Jane is an orphaned governess who has lived too long without being shown affection. Dashing Rochester is a brooding bachelor whose wealth cannot overcome his tortured past. Rambling Thornfield is a house too full of secrets and shadows for the two to ever love one another the way they’d like. Brontë’s 1847 masterpiece is a story of anguished love and shining redemption.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
At the end of the world, all that’s left is the road. A man and a boy struggle to find their way across war-ravaged America, dodging animals, cannibals, and their own memories. When the world has fallen apart, is there any room for love? Where do two lost souls find protection from the ashes of humanity?
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod is a boy who lives with ghosts. Orphaned as an infant, he found his way to the local cemetery and its less-than-alive citizens. As a young man, he yearns to move among the living, but the real world is more dangerous that he expects. Through his adventures, he encounters werewolves, goblins, thieves and robbers, a shadowy protector, and death herself. What Bod really wants to find, however, is himself.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
When Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover a snow-covered land inside a wardrobe, little do they know that they are about to liberate a long-defeated kingdom. The White Witch rules Narnia with a icy fist, enforcing an eternal winter and enacting a terrible wrath. The only hope is Aslan, the mighty lion who hasn’t been seen for decades, and the four frightened children from the other world.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The animals of Manor Farm dream of the day they will be free from the oppression of Farmer Jones. After staging a revolution, the livestock look to Snowball and Napoleon, two pigs, to show them the way... but little do they know that freedom unprotected leads back to tyranny. As the years march on, the hope that inspired revolution grows dim, and the farm begins to falter.
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