Saturday, August 27, 2011

Literary Lolita: On the Sweet Lolita's Bookshelf

What makes a work of literature a sweet lolita piece? Sweet lolita literature is a different breed from gothic and classic lolita. It is from a much different time period, starting about 1800 and going through the 1980's. Like the fashion itself, sweet lolita literature is more modern than its counterparts, but it is also focused on Europe and North America. Children's literature features heavily, especially those books which are written seemingly as children's novels, but are actually geared more towards adults. Other common themes are uniqueness, love, self-exploration, and the beauty of the world around the subject. Sweet lolita literature is light and effervescent with deeply-resonating undertones.

On the Sweet Lolita's Bookshelf...

In no particular order:
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Serendipity book series by Stephen Cosgrove, especially Flutterby
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
  • Tales of my Mother Goose by Charles Perrault
  • The Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
  • Any anthology by Shel Silverstein, but especially A Light in the Attic
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Margaret
  • Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, compiled by Andrew Lang
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

As always, fellow lolitas! What's on your sweet lolita required reading list?

And this concludes the Lolita Required Reading series! I may end up doing a few more, or maybe just one big post of a few lists for specific substyles, but I think everyone is sick of seeing these things by now! Sorry that this post is a little late, I was in Boston all week with friends and now I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get ready for school before the hurricane hits. Sigh!

art in this post by Cinnamoron on DeviantART

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