2017 Classics TBR

When I was in high-school, I used to be a bit of a snob and for me, classics were the only real literature that was out there. In those years I`ve found my love for Russian literature and I am proud to say that I`ve read most of Dostoyevsky`s books. I also enjoyed the works of Dickens and Hardy, but my favourites remained the modern classics. Fitzgerald, Orwell, Marquez; those were my guys. Sadly, though, as we grow older we read less and after Uni I soon had a major reading slump. It lasted for about two years. When I picked up a book again, it was contemporary and I soon realised how wrong was I to dismiss this genre. For the last couple of years, I have neglected my classics, but now it`s time to go back. There are so many cult books that have skipped my attention! For instance, I have never read a Jane Austen novel (not for the lack of trying, though).

This year I made a list of 10 classics that I want to read. Most of them are children`s classics, a genre that I`ve completely ignored in the past. I also have some modern classics which focus on political aspects of our society. And hopefully the third time I pick up "Pride and Prejudice" I will be able to finish it. So without any further ado, let`s get on with my TBR:

  • Jane Austen - "Pride and Prejudice"
  • Emily Bronte - "Wuthering Heights"
  • Charlotte Bronte - "Jane Eyre"

Modern Classics:
  • Ray Bradbury - "Fahrenheit 451"
  • Joseph Heller - "Catch-22"
  • Kurt Vonnegut - "Slaughterhouse-Five"
  • John Steinbeck - "Of Mice and Men"

Children`s Classics:
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett - "A Little Princess"
  • Louisa May Alcott - "Little Women"
  • L.M.Montgomery - "Anne of Green Gables"

1 comment

  1. id love to read a Jane austen novel but theyre sooo hard :p good luck though!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥