Happy Tuesday, guys!
Today, we're sharing five books I feel differently about, now that time has passed.
(We're writing more, so 2 x 5 = 10? Heh.)
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish!
5. The History Boys by Alan Bennett
4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
I've always been an Austen fan. But the first time I read Mansfield Park, I absolutely thought Fanny paled in comparison to Catherine Moreland and Elizabeth Bennett.
However, over the years, I've really come to appreciate Fanny's quiet strength, in the face of some seriously tough and ugly situations.
3. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
So, I think this was more of a case of having read a not-as-great translation, verses me not liking the book.
However, the first time I read The Master and Margarita, I honestly didn't get why everyone else was enjoying it so much. I later figured out that it was because the translation I had read was far drier than the story should have been.
Reread, enjoyed it far more.
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I liked The Great Gatsby when I first read it, but I was more focused on the glitz and the glamour as seen through Nick's eyes, verses the genuine heartbreak of Gatsby and Daisy's story.
Since rereading it, I can appreciate the subtleties and nuisances a lot more, and it's also led me to appreciate things like Leo's performance in the film adaptation.