Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top 10 Classics I'd Like to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
1984 by George Orwell

I find it difficult to read classics. I don't consider myself to be a knowledgable person so the themes are quite complicated for me to grasp, but I want to start challenging myself to read more timeless pieces. What do you suggest I start with? (It doesn't have to be from this list.)

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2 comments

  1. The only books on this list I haven't read are Catch-22 and 1984. The rest are among my favorite books! Of Mice and Men might actually be a good place to start. It's a fairly short read. The Kite Runner is also pretty straightforward and enjoyable.

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  2. I LOVE Brave New World, Jane Eyre, and Pride & Prejudice! Otherwise I've only read The Great Gatsby, and it's not my favorite, but it's a really easy read. If you're getting started on classics, I might recommend even picking something up that definitely has a Sparknote and reading the analysis of the sections as you go. I read a lot of classics for school, and I find that helps me a lot. Then I know what to look for as I go farther in the book and it's helped me get better at seeking out themes and things in general. I do recommend Pride & Prejudice. :)

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