Tuesday, September 19

Ten Classic Books I *WILL* Tackle This Fall


When the year started I had this huge aspiration - to read at least one classic after every 5th non-classic novel. Based on how many novels I usually read/year, I expected to read around 30 classics in 2017, but oh WELL, THAT'S NOT REALLY WORKING OUT. There are just so many exciting new releases and the blogs I follow mostly post about modern titles, which results in me being pumped for those.

BUT this fall, to catch up a tad bit, I want to read at least 10 classic novels, and, as today's Top Ten Tuesday (weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) post is dedicated to our fall TBRs, I figured, this is the perfect time to share these ten books with you.





   
   
 

What books are on your fall TBR? Leave a link to your TTTs in the comments!



18 comments:

  1. A Wrinkle in Time is sooo good! I'm so looking forward to the film adaptation as well, I'm pretty sure Oprah is in it so it must be good! I haven't read Lolita but my cousin has and she did say that it can be pretty disturbing and uncomfortable. I know it's a really controversial book, but I would like to give it a shot.

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    1. I can't wait to read A Wrinkle in Time, and part of the reason for that is that I'm REALLY-REALLY excited for the movie! It looks so good. Same about Lolita - I'm a bit scared I won't be able to handle it, but I want to give it a shot.

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  2. I love 1984 and Lolita, so I really hope you`ll get to them and like them as much as I do.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

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    1. Eep, can't wait to read them! Both are such big classics that I can't believe I haven't yet read them.

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  3. I think I've read axactly 2 of these. Well, two and a half. I read Diary of a Young Girl many years ago and I read A Wrinkle in Time when I was a kid. I was assigned to read 1984 in high school and got maybe halfway through it before quitting. I was bored out of my mind. I compared notes with friends and I guess I somehow made it through the test or paper or whatever the assignment was. I tried Rebecca because my mother read it many years ago and recommended it but got bored with that as well. It's rare I pick up a classic these days. *sigh* Good luck in getting to some of these!

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    1. Ahaha, that was some great encouragement you gave there, Tanya! I'm kidding! I love your comment! In any case, I'm sad these didn't work out for you. I actually picked up 1984 but didn't get really far, because it was just really depressing to read in many ways.

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  4. You have to read Frankenstein and Phantom! They are amazing! I'm saving Jane Eyre for this halloween :)

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    1. Ooh, Jane Eyre will be great for a dark-ish, but not really creepy Halloween read. Hope you'll love it!

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  5. I really want to read Phantom of the Opera as well! I absolutely adore the play and the movies so feel like it should be one of those no-brainer books that I need to read. 1984 and Frankenstein I actually, liked, surprisingly, so I hope you will as well! Best of luck, Vera :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Would you believe that I haven't watched the movies OR the play, yet!? NEED TO GET ON WITH THAT ASAP. Thank you. :D

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  6. I read 1984 like 30 years ago (I remember it favorably) and A Wrinkle in Time was about 35 years ago (loved it!) Good luck with this list!

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  7. I'm terrible with classics, and should read more too. Maybe 1984...

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    1. If I were you I'd give a try to Animal Farm first, REALLY great and a lot shorter. :)

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  8. Rebecca is one of my favorites! Happy reading!

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    1. I'm so excited for that!! *-* Thank you!

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  9. Good luck! I'm absolutely awful with classics. I've tried them on numerous occasions but I just can't get into them. I did really enjoy the diary of Anne Frank, though, very powerful and memorable. And I'm very interested in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! There are many classics I loved, but it can be so hard to pick one up when I usually have a lot of new books waiting to be read as well. :|

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