Hello, book lovers! 💕
This kind of piggybacks off of the post I did on Wednesday where I talked about how I’ve been reading more classics lately and how I’ve been enjoying them. In this post, I want to discuss the classics that I’m interested in reading this year. It’s not a long list, and it’s definitely not set in stone in any way.
But without any further ado, let’s get onto the classics that I want to read this year!
I know Jane Austen is widely loved in the book community, and she’s one of the classic authors who I really want to get to at some point. I’m not sure if that’ll be this year or what, but I want to read at least one of her books in my lifetime. I already own Pride and Prejudice, and I’ve tried picking it up many times in the past, but couldn’t get into it. Maybe I didn’t give it a full chance, so I definitely want to try again with it.
And I’m sure there are other Austen books that I need to get to as well, but for the sake of this list, I’m just putting the one on it since there’s no guarantee that I’ll get to more than just that one.
Another widely loved classic author is Charolette Brontë and the beloved book Jane Eyre. And this is another one that I might be interested in reading, even if it is over 500 pages long (which is long for a classic, at least for me). But it does sound interesting.
I’ve had The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath on my radar for years now and is one that I’ve been meaning to read. I feel like I’ve said this about all of the books I’ve mentioned, but it seems like it would be an interesting book. Some reviewers mentioned that the main character isn’t very likable, but they enjoyed reading about the main character. So I’m intrigued.
Now the next couple of books are ones that I’d read in specific months for holidays.
The first one being Dracula by Bram Stoker. It just seems like the classic horror story that I might enjoy during Halloween. I feel like a lot of people already know the story of Dracula, but I’m curious to read where he originated from.
The other one is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I feel like this would be a good introduction into Dickens’ writing since it’s pretty short compared to his other works. But either way, I’m already familiar with this story since I’ve watched the movie adaptations many times growing up. Though, I’d again be interested in reading the original to see differences and whatnot.
So there you have it. Those are the classics that I’m considering reading this year. Like I mentioned, they’re not set in stone that I will definitely read them. But these are the ones that are in the back of my mind for classics that I want to get to at some point.
Have you read any of these books? What are some classics that you’d recommend? I’d love to chat about them in the comments below!
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