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November 30, 2009

Classics in 2010 — I need advice

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:17 am

In btwn all my other reading, I’ve decided I want to read some classics in 2010. Here’s a list of what I’m considering (some I’ve read before, some will be new to me):

Beowulf (Signet Classics) (Old English Edition)

Pride and Prejudice (Bantam Classics)

Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Jane Eyre (Dover Thrift Editions)

Wuthering Heights (Bantam Classics)

The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics)

The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics)

Don Quixote

A Tale of Two Cities (Signet Classics)

The Three Musketeers, Vol. I

The Great Gatsby

Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)

Catch-22

A Farewell To Arms

The Iliad

The Odyssey

Their Eyes Were Watching God

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)

Slaughterhouse-Five

Leaves of Grass (Bantam Classics)

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?? Books you liked? Stories you hated?

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4 Comments »

  1. I vote for Canterbury Tales, Grapes of Wrath, Beowolf, and Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is awesome. I loved the Odyssey too–great fodder for story ideas if you’re a writer. Not on the list but also a fantastic classic is Brave New World.

    The first third of Wuthering Heights is worth reading too.

    I hesitate to say this, for fear of being thrown out the romance writers club, but I actually hated reading Pride and Prejudice. The movie and mini series are great, but the book? Not so much. In fact, it could be used as a substitute for Chinese water torture.

    Comment by Kate Perry — November 30, 2009 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for the input, Kate!

    I’m with you on P&P — I’ve tried it before and couldn’t get thru it. Then again, I hated The Great Gatsby until the end and then I LOVED the book and had to read it again.

    How could I have missed putting Brave New World on my list? This is why I’m taking the advice of other, wiser people…

    Comment by love2wryte — December 1, 2009 @ 3:05 am | Reply

  3. Um, would we call me wise?

    Comment by Kate Perry — December 1, 2009 @ 5:59 am | Reply

  4. It would depend on the day 😉

    but yes, I would.

    Comment by love2wryte — December 1, 2009 @ 8:30 am | Reply


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