It’s possible to believe that everyone has a favourite novel, or at least a novel they look back and think, ‘I adored that’. It doesn’t matter what kind of novel it is, it’s a novel that makes you happy.

Throughout my life, there’s always been one novel (Technically!) that stands out for me, and a novel that I’ve always thought back to with a smile because that novel has taken me through a lot of places.

That novel for me is Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I loved that novel to the point of writing my undergrad dissertation on it. It opened up a new world of folklore, myths, legends, and things I would be studying further into my education. It inspired me to look at the folklore of my own country, and since then inspired my Masters dissertation (on the Welsh stories ‘The Mabinogion’).

What’s your favourite novel(s)?

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4 thoughts on “Your Favourite Novel

  1. Haha, I have way too many! But I think my absolute favorite is The Scarlet Pimpernel. I love the idea of a bumbling man turning out to be the rescuing countless people from certain death in fantastic and brilliant ways. Hmm, maybe he was the first superhero?

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