Hi Nola, I love reading books which are written in the first person, for the reasons you've mentioned. I've read a couple of those from your list too. I think an extra favourite of mine might be Great Expectations, with Pip's voice guiding us through. I tried to write one once, but found myself up against the limitations, such as having to be in one place at one time, and not being able to report other people's exciting stuff first hand. It's definitely a choice authors have to weigh up the pros and cons to make.
Hi Paula - Thanks for that. I'm afraid I haven't read many of the classics, including Great Expectations. Though I recently read Jane Eyre and liked the first-person in that. Will have to give Dickens a try at some stage. And thanks for those comments about the pros and cons. I'm going to look at cons in next week's post. There certainly are a lot of factors to consider. I think suspense/murder mysteries are probably the hardest due to the protagonist not being everywhere, though there are ways around it. Thanks for your thoughts.