She named a top 10 list of romantic fiction for the Guardian. One title on her list:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëRead about Number One on North's list.
Another classic - but where Moll Flanders is deliciously bawdy, Jane Eyre is devastatingly romantic. The passion comes from the love between Jane and Rochester, so pure yet so constantly thwarted - they literally go through fire for it. I read somewhere that you won't understand true love until you've read this book.
The Page 99 Test: Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
Jane Eyre also made the Guardian's top 10 list of "outsider books."