Top 5: Penguin English Library Books I Want To Read

I am obsessed with the Penguin English Library books, and I want to read them all! Today, I thought I would share five that are on the very top of my list.

Evalina by Frances Burney

This is comical satire and is the story of a girl, Evelina, who falls prey to the advances of a certain man, and trying to find her way through a society she doesn't understand.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

This book has been on my radar for quite some time, but I've never gotten around to actually reading it. This is historical fiction romance, and I've heard the main female character in this is really interesting.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

This cover is to die for. This is one of those books that I keep hearing references from, and I want to be in the loop. This is the story of a man who is stranded on an island and his experience being there all alone.

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

I've read The War of The Worlds by H. G. Wells, and I really want to read some more! I've heard great things about this.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

I really want to read more from the Brontë sisters, and I thought I would read this first. I don't know a lot about this, but I know it's supposed to be passionate and hard-hitting novel about marital cruelty, which I think sounds interesting.

What books do you want to read of the Penguin English Library books?



  1. O, haha, I just did more or less exactly the same blog post yesterday XD We've chosen five different books, but now I see your list I would definitly like to pick North and South up very soon ... O, so many books, so little time!

    1. Haha, that's funny! But we both seem to love the English Library editions, so it's not a surprise :D definitely need to check out your post asap! :D

    2. We sure do :-) Got to love Penguin for making the editions so beautiful too ...

  2. Love these editions so much! I have a few on my shelf, but I'd definitely like to add some more!

  3. That Robinson Cursoe cover is indeed gorgeous! It's on my TBR along with North and South. After reading a lot of Jane Austen and watching a lot of movie adaptations I looked for other period dramas and stumbled upon a North and South mini series, but before I watch that one I want to read the book!

    1. Oh, I've had the North and South mini series on my radar too, and it's the reason I want to read it! :D


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