My Top Five Popular Penguins

Monday, 10 November 2014



I am a huge fan of the Popular Penguin books. At five dollars a pop these books are affordable and because they are paperback it makes them really easy to carry around. Whenever I need a new book I usually look in the Penguin Penguins section first. Scattered through my bookshelf are numerous little orange paperbacks so I thought I would share my top five with you.

How I Live Now

This book is one of my absolute favourites and I have read it countless times. I have already written a little review in my holiday reads post, but the basic story line is that the young protagonist Daisy is sent away to live in England with her aunt and cousins after her father gets remarried. She arrives to find a peculiar family and peculiar way of life. She is taken away from urban New York and finds herself in the English Countryside. This book explores love, heartache, shock and struggles.

The Little Prince
This book is simply gorgeous and I find it almost impossible to summarise. I say this because I think each person takes something different from it. Each time I read it I find something new. It is a children's story that explores complex adult behaviour as the little boy leaves his home and travels around the universe. The illustrations are amazing and fit the endearing  nature of the story. I would recommend this to people who are looking for a quick read, and those who love a charming story. 

Poems of John Keats

I love this collection of John Keats work. I read this when I need some inspiration. It is amazing to read work that is so lyrical and creative. My favourite section in the book are the Odes. 

Breakfast at Tiffany's
I love this book because of the character Holly Golightly. She is unlike any other character I have read and the New York setting adds so much to the feel of the book. I would say that the book is a lot darker than the film. I found the book had more grit than the film and for this reason I like the book better than the film. 

Perfume: The Story of  a Murder
This was such a different book for me. I usually stick to lighter stories, but I knew people really loved this book so I had to give it a go, and I am so glad I did. The main character in this novel has an incredible sense of smell and this leads the reader through the story. I love the suspense and passion that this book encompasses. 



Have you guys read any of these and if so what do you think of them?
What are your favourite Penguin Classics?

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- C
  1. I've always wanted to read Breakgast at Tiffany's. Might go get a copy of it soon!

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    1. If you do let me know how you like it :) xx

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  2. I love the film breakfast at tiffanys, didn't even know that it was a book!
    I defenetly adore The perfume!!! Its so much better than the film, eventough the film is awesome!
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  3. Lovely books <3

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  4. Looks like they can be a great read

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  5. I've read all of this books except for How I live now, which I will probably read and I absolutely love them all!

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    1. How I Live Now is a great book, I hope you find time to give it a go :) xx

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  6. I am *ashamed* to admit this but I had no idea Breakfast at Tiffany's was a book first. Oy. And I can only imagine how lovely Keats poems are- that would definitely be a go-to for inspiration for me. If you like poetry, have you ever read the book I Wrote This for You? It's one of my absolute favorites- each one of his poems make me feel so dreamy :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the suggestion, I will be sure to get a copy. I just looked it up and it sounds amazing :) xx

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  7. I love Breakfast at Tiffany's! Great job on this post.


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    1. Thank you :) I have followed you on GFC and bloglovin'. xxx

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    1. They really are :) Let me know if you get a chance to read any, I would love to know what you think xx

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  9. Love this! I've only read Perfume (I read it for an assignment I did in school) and I really liked it. Have you seen the movie? It was pretty good too!

    I have been wanting to read The Little Prince for ages! It's definitely on my reading list now :)

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    1. No I haven't seen the film, but now I really want to :) The Little Prince is completely charming xx

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  10. ohhh my gosh I LOVE penguin books + merch. That icon orange + newsprint colour gets me every single time! PS Perfume is one of my favourite books i've read in the past few years.

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    1. Tell me about it! The books and merch are so iconic and look great in my room :)
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  11. They always look so lovely as a collection on book shelves too! I'm trying to read up on some classics, currently I'm reading A Study in Scarlett, Sherlock Holme's which I am enjoying immensely :)

    I must add Breakfast at Tiffanys to the list too!

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    1. I am one of those bad people who judges a book by its cover and I just love these :) Thanks for the comment xx

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  12. No I haven't read any of thse. Wishing you a happy day honey.
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  13. Breakfast at Tiffany's is da bomb! :D Hope you have an awesome day ahead! xx

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  14. All the books look so good..Lovely post..Keep In touch dear..hugs
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    1. You should, I hope you like whichever you read :) xx

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  16. I really like your post, I think I'll read some of those book. Good recommendation!

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    1. Thank you so much! Let me know which book you read :) xx

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  17. oohh.. interesting, thanks for sharing! :D

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  18. I started reading the little price in high school, but I never finished the book! I really should go back and do a reread!

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    1. It is such a lovely read, I would definitely recommend going back to it :) xx

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  19. You're nominated to the sisterhood of the world tag on our blog lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much, I will be sure to take a look xxx

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