Anyone who has read this blog or any length of time knows that I am really bad at picking favourites. There were several books that I loved last year but I’ve chosen to feature Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers today as I will feature other favourites throughout the next 30 days.
I’ve chosen Gaudy Night because for me it was a perfect mixture of mystery, sweetness and academia. As I wrote at the time I really felt transported to Oxford in the 1930s. It felt so very very real to me. And it was refreshing to read a mystery where no one actually dies.
The book also discusses a topic dear to my heart: The Education of Women. Why educating women is important. It shows the start of women trying to break through the glass ceiling. As struggle that we are still fighting.
And then we have the river scene. Oh. My. The River Scene.
This is a book I think everyone should read.