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