Last time I was pregnant I decided to read “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell and while I loved the novel, I hated the movie. Mostly because the man who plans Rhett looks like my Cuban grandfather. And I was team Scarlet-Rhett. Oh well.
This time around I am trying to select one of a few novels to read this last trimester. Help me decide:
1. War and Peace. I have heard that TV1 in England produced a masterful retelling of this novel, however I have not seen it. I want to read this novel, however I am a little intimidated of the Russian writers. Their novels are so incredibly massive. Although I did enjoy Anna Karenina, so maybe I should revisit the Russians?
2. Our Mutual Friend. I’ve read most of Charles Dicken’s other novels, but for some reason I’ve never read this one.
3. Crime & Punishment. Ah, another Russian novel.
What do you think?