Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (Goodreads Synopsis Link) My rating: 5 of 5 stars They say all good tropes have a literary ancestry. I recall reading this quintessential “innocent country girl falls for philandering bad boy” story/trope years ago. Bathsheba Everdene was a (nowadays “badass”) country girl who inherited her late uncle’s […]