Classics I Want To Read In 2018

For a moment I wanted to type 2017 and then I realised that I`ve already written that post. Sadly, I wasn`t that successful because I have managed to read only 4 books from that list: "Pride and Prejudice", "Slaughterhouse-Five", "A Little Princess" and "Little Women". I did, however, read other classics that I did not include in that post, so it`s a win-win situation. Sort of. As always, this list will be a mix of classics and modern classics. I`ve also tried to include a bit of everything, from Victorian literature to Russian Classics and American masterpieces.

  • "Wuthering Heights" - Emily Bronte
  • "Jane Eyre" - Charlotte Bronte
  • "Dubliners" - James Joyce
  • "Anna Karenina" / "War and Peace" - Leo Tolstoy
  • "Middlemarch" - George Eliot
  • "Emma"/ "Sense and Sensibility" - Jane Austen
  • "A Tale Of Two Cities" / "Our Mutual Friend" - Charles Dickens
  • "Of Mice And Men" / " The Grapes of Wrath"- John Steinbeck
  • "Brave New World" - Aldous Huxley
  • "Eugene Onegin" - Alexander Pushkin
Fyodor Dostoyevsky is one of my favourite authors and I`ve read "The Idiot" at least 5 times. It might be my favourite book of all-time, tied with "To Kill a Mockingbird". I`ve also read "Crime and Punishment" twice and "The Adolescent" and "The Brothers Karamazov" once (plan to reread that in 2018). But other than that, I did not have much contact with the Russian classics. I am not going to lie, I am terrified of the size of "Anna Karenina" and even more so by "War and Peace". But as they say, no pain no gain. 

Also, I might lose some of my readers when I say that I`m not the biggest fan of Victorian literature. I mean, I like Dickens. I like that he creates dramatic situations and memorable characters. But I wasn`t so lucky with the other big names. Truth be told, Victorian Literature bores me a bit. But nevertheless, they are masterpieces that you should read. Even when I am yawning, I must admit that the writing style is beautiful.

This post is a bit short, but I`m guessing you`re all getting ready for your New Year`s Eve Party. Anyways, I wish you all a great party and a Happy New Year full of achievements!

4 comments :

  1. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites. I've read Anna Karenina a couple of times. It's very long, but if you break it up into chunks, it is manageable. Same for War and Peace! Of Mice and Men is heartbreaking!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. I loved Wuthering Heights, and I agree with Angela, Of Mice and Men is heartbreaking. Sadly, those are the only two on your list that I've read. I probably need to make a list like this for myself. It takes me a little longer to get through a classic book, but they're usually worth it by the end.

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  3. I have this on my goals list for 2018, too! Currently I have The Scarlet Letter, Little Women, and Wuthering Heights as copies, and am planning on getting my hands on To Kill a Mockingbird soon. Good luck with your classics list, and happy new year!

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