Saturday, January 19, 2013

Going back to classics

One of the items in my 2013 bucket list (aka a fancier name for a long catalogue of resolutions), is that I should read more classics. My reading list has been so saturated with contemporary novels lately. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I just need to remind myself that the yesteryears also have a treasure trove of literature. I should delve in them some more and rediscover why they were called “classics” in the first place.

classicMy stacks of classics at the Barrow Jane

Can you guys recommend some classic books to me? I’m planning to reread a couple or two from the above heaps, but it’s always nice to have some additions. :)

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  1. I'm seeing most of my favorites up there, except any of Virginia Woolf's books. I love her non-fiction more than her fiction (but I have only read two fictions - she wrote so much!). My favorite so far is A Room of One's Own, followed by Moments of Being. The first about feminism, the second a memoir of sorts.

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    1. Thanks, Johanna! I'll take note of those. ;) I haven't read any Virginia Woolf books before.

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  2. Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite book, so I definitely recommend it! I also really loved The Catcher In The Rye, A Tale of Two Cities, & To Kill A Mockingbird (so cute, and told from a child's perspective).

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    1. I've heard of how good A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird are, but I still haven't gotten a chance to sit down and read them. Thanks for the recommendation! :D

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