Lolita Blog Carnival #14: 5 Books every lolita should read.

I thought this would be a great topic to do since I am starting a book swap with my friends! (Plus I haven't participated in an LBC topic for nearly a month now!) These are five books every lolita should read. They may not be lolita-related, but I think they are great for increasing your self-esteem and just being inspired by the main characters of the books. I'll be counting down to my top favourite!

Believe it or not, you will not find Nabokov's Lolita on my list because I actually didn't like the book much at all, implication aside. I did appreciate the writing quality, but the content of the book just didn't catch my interest and in fact one of my least favourite books I have ever read.

5. きゃりーぽん by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ

Kyary released a styling book that included some little interviews in it! It's great for fashion inspiration as well as personal inspiration, but only if you can read Japanese. Just flipping through that book gives me encouragement and passion!

4. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This is a book I prefer to read in the native language, especially since the flow of the language is so much nicer than the translated version. This is a wonderful children's book with beautiful characters and a dialogue underlying the storyline about human nature, especially the things the Fox says to the Prince.

3. Matilda by Roald Dahl

I always loved Matilda and how she always taught her parents' a lesson in being good and having a positive personality. She was so clever too and her personality resonated with me!

2. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I just finished re-reading The Secret Garden and it made me remember how much I loved A Little Princess as well. A copy of the book was gifted to me when I was very young, and I fell in love with her love of storytelling, just like everyone else in the book. Her sudden downfall and hardships throughout the book make for a very telling childrens' book. I generally love all of Burnett's works, and wish they still wrote kid-lit like this.

1. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

This book is by far my favourite book. It tells a bittersweet love story about a guy and a very different and unique girl who is at first adored for her personality, but then shunned for being incredibly (almost overbearingly) kind and wearing clothes that are different. It's a really touching tale about acceptance and kindness despite the world seeming to turn against you, and I really recommend it to everyone. It's kid-lit, so it's a fast read! You may also want to check out the sequel, Love, Stargirl as well~

The books I selected arguably have little to do with lolita, but a lot to do with being strong and having a personality that can withstand what can come from wearing lolita fashion and have been childhood (and in one case current) inspirations for me wanting to pursue alternate fashion. I hope you like them or have read a lot of them!

Check out the other awesome entries from the Lolita Blog Carnival!


  1. Oh I didn't know that you were able to read French ! I really like Le Petit Prince, it's the kind of tale which is really bittersweet when you're a child since we read soft versions of fairytales (with no death nor hurt).

    I've seen a lot of girls telling about a Little Princess, I've never heard about it, it makes me wanna try to read it. I also didn't know about Kyary's book, where did you fint it? I should definitivey have a look at.

    1. Yes! I took 5 years of French and used to be pretty good at speaking it, but now all I'm really good at doing is reading it. ;A; It's just so hard pronouncing the words without practice.

      I purchased Kyary's book at a Kinokuniya (it's a Japanese book store) in California. =) I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find it online on like Amazon though. http://kirakirashoujo.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-post.html I wrote about it here!

      It's pretty funny because Kinokuniya specialises in selling foreign books in Japan, and when they're in the US sell Japanese books, hehe.


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