His and Hers: Favorite Books

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I asked my husband what his favorite book is. He said his favorite book is by Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo. (Six years of marriage and I did not know this. Am I a terrible wife?) When I asked him why, this is is what he said:

Because it’s part fantasy and part adventure. It’s a perfect rags to riches story of someone who is deeply wronged. It’s a revenge story, but it’s the best revenge story ever written because the really bad people get their comeuppance.

I asked him what his least favorite part about The Count of Monte Cristo is.

My least favorite part of the book is that it’s so melodramatic.

I love my cloth-bound copy. So pretty!

Now it’s my turn!

Absolutely no one asked me what my favorite book is, but I’m going to tell you anyway. It’s Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Why?

This letter to Anne from Captain Wentworth is one of my favorite parts of the book.

Because this book has it all! It’s the beautiful love story of two very nice people who, years earlier, made mistakes because Anne, our heroine, was persuaded to part ways with the man she loved, Captain Wentworth. I also love this book because Anne is older than the traditional heroines of the era (I was an older heroine bride too). I really like reading about nice people getting all the good things they deserve. Plus Jane Austen is such a genius at mocking the ridiculous (Anne’s sisters and father). It’s just a really great story with an even better love story.

Which book is your favorite?

(This is the free Persuasion US Kindle book. If you haven’t read this book, then you are in for a treat.)

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