Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Classics

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The topic of this Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Favorite Classics.

I was well into college before I started enjoying “classics.” Where in high school books felt compulsory and out of touch, in college I was able to choose my own curriculum, to a degree, and I started to get deeper into books. There’s still some classic authors I’m never going to enjoy (here’s looking at you, Dickens). But here in no particular order are my top ten classics (which basically I’m defining as being written at any point before my birth).

1. Mary Shelley- Frankenstein

2. Fyodor Dostoevsky- Crime and Punishment

3. Jane Austen- Pride and Prejudice

4. William Faulkner- The Sound and the Fury

5. E.M. Forster- A Room With a View

6. Fyodor Dostoevsky- Demons/The Possessed

7. Vladimir Nabokov- Lolita

8. Geoffrey Chaucer- The Canterbury Tales

9. Frances Hodgson Burnett- The Secret Garden

10. Harper Lee- To Kill a Mockingbird

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4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Classics

  1. I was going to go with The Canterbury Tales as well but went with others instead. Nice picks!

    Our TTT!

    • hlmorris85

      The Canterbury Tales was what got me into language, both how English has developed and how just the simple sound of a piece can add so much. Actually I think it might be due for a reread at some point…

  2. It was ages ago that I read A Secret Garden – I really think I’d enjoy reading that one again.
    Thanks
    Lynn 😀

    • hlmorris85

      Secret Garden was my first “hard” book, so its stayed with me for years. Plus I adore the movie 🙂 (a weird amount of this list have movies that I love)

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