Book Club: Lady Chatterley's Lover

Hello lovely blog readers!

This week, I recommend to my viewers the book, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.
I was first introduced to this book by a roommate my sophomore year of college. I started the book, but due to the slow pace, I quickly got bored and other things filled up my time and I found myself being too busy to pick the book up again. I recently found the book while cleaning up my book case at my parents' house and started to leaf through the pages. I don't know how i found this book boring before because I find it quite fascinating now.

The book is essentially about a rich young woman who is stuck in an unhappy marriage to a man who leaves her physically, mentally, and sexually unsatisfied. She finds solace in the arms of a wise (albeit sassy) gardener where she comes to discover herself and what she wants in a relationship.

The book was originally banned when it was first published in 1928 because of sexually explicit details. Although I found it to be pretty tame by today's standards, I can only imagine how crazy people must have thought Lawrence was back in the '20s. In a way it legitimizes extramarital affairs which isn't something I agree with, but he makes the case in such a beautifully written way that it's hard for me to think about the immorality of cheating while I'm being swept away by his words.

For anyone looking for a good book to read this summer, I definitely think you should check this out. It will whet your appetite for the perfect summer fling ;)

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