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Top Ten Books To Read In 2018

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Hello and welcome back to The Young Reader’s Review! Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you have had a fantastic holiday and that starting school or work again wasn’t too difficult. Anyway, for bookworms, the new year means discovering and devouring new books which is why, to help you get a head start, I am today going to be sharing with you the best books that I read in 2017. Before starting off, I just want to say that these novels are not in any specific order and that the rating system is, of course, very personal.

For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway: ★ ★ ★ ★:The New York Times calls it “The best book Hemingway has written”, Anthony Burgess names it “The best fictional report on the Spanish war that we possess” and I say that it is one of the most profound and heartbreaking novels that I have ever read. This book is different than the other Hemingway novels: it is not an alcoholic lament on life. This book is about war, its injustice, its impartiality and the sufferi…

Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth

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Hello and welcome to The Young Reader’s Review! Today is a rather morose afternoon I’m afraid: rain is striking the streets all around, setting a bleak and wintry feel to all that was once bathed in the summer sun (considering the fact that I live in Copenhagen this period of time had a very limited duration). Even though it is difficult to appreciate this weather, nothing is nicer than watching from afar, in the snugness of your home, the downpour, while reading poetry with a warm cup of tea nearby. I invite you to do the same, sit back, relax and savor this review and analysis of the Romantic poem: Tintern Abbey (more precisely Lines Written (or Composed) a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banksof the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798) by one of my best-loved poets, William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
To be able to fully grasp the essence of the Romantic period, it is crucial to understand the historical context in which it bloomed. We can begin by saying that the eighteen…