Top 10 Books I read in 2017. Nos 8 & 7.

Number 8. Daphne du Maurier – Rebecca.

Rebecca Daphne Du maurier

Rebecca is THE perfect novel. It’s got tons of plot twists, amazing characters. Symbolism, moments that will make you clench your teeth and moments that will raise your eyebrows. Each page is a joy to read. It is also the few times where a house is one of the main protagonists.

An Unnamed narrator decides to marry the rich Maxim DeWinter and move to his mansion , Manderley. The problem is that the influence of DeWinter’s previous wife Rebecca is dominant and so of  Manderley’s Domestic Staff refuse to accept this.  All I can say is makes sure you leave some free time while reading this novel cause you’ll just want to finish it in one sitting. My Goodreads review here.

Number 7. Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

Oliphant

I admit, I first thought this novel would be along the lines of Bridget Jones’ Diary but I was 100% wrong! Instead I got a clever tale. Can I talk about the plot? better not. All I can say is that it deals with a woman who lives a super routinely life until an event helps her understand what she is. That’s all I can say really. There has been quite a bit of criticism about the ending but I think it’s great and emphasises the book’s main message.

 

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