my stuff: mansfield park


“Foolish fellow! And so this is her attraction after all! This it is, her not caring about you, which gives her such a soft skin, and makes her so much taller, and produces all these charms and graces! I do desire that you will not be making her really unhappy; a little love, perhaps, may animate and do her good, but I will not have you plunge her deep, for she is as good a little creature as ever lived, and has a great deal of feeling.”

A Short List of Book and Short-Story Recomendations

As some people might remember, I said before Christmas that I though about putting up a few recommendations. However, Stuff happened, so I am rather doing it now. Anyway, this list is composed of some of my favourite stories, so I have only included works I’ve read, and I would recommend to others. And if there any questions, you are most welcome to ask whatever it may be. So without further ado, here we go:


  1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  4. Tales From the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien (Leaf by Niggle being my personal favourite of all time)
  5. The King Arthur Trilogy by Rosemary Sutcliff
  6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  7. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Beowulf
  9. Emma by Jane Austen
  10. The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  11. The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead
  12. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  13. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
  14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  15. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  16. Fairy Tales by H.C. Andersen
  17. A Song of Ice and Fire by G.R.R. Martin
  18. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  19. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  20. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  21. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


  1. Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy
  3. The Battle of Maldon (this is a poem though)
  4. The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  5. Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  6. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
  7. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  9. Wakefield by Nathanield Hawthorne
  10. The Yellow Wall Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  11. Mon Plaisir by Miranda July