Lately, I haven’t been reading too many classics. I feel like I have to be in the right headspace to enjoy them. It’s been some time since I’ve read these but I always think about them and someday I would like to reread them. Here are my top 5 favorite classic books.
1) 1984 by George Orwell. One of my all-time favorite books that I believe everyone should read because it’s very relevant even today.
2) Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. I still have this whole series and it’s one of those books that I’ve loved since I was young.
3) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Another book that is still relevant today. Another all-time favorite book.
4) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Great well-written little adventure book, perfect for all ages.
5) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. This one gets up there with the hard to understand language but it’s still one of my favorite classics.
What are some of your all-time favorite classic books?
I recently finished reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Marier. A tiny bit slow to start but I pushed through to the first 100 pages, reading it out loud to myself to focus, and then it was my jam.
At first, the narrator (whose name is never relieved) was annoying, a pushover and a 21-year-old who was easily persuaded into marrying a 40-year-old man, which I was very bothered by. Come to think of it, I didn’t like any of the characters in this book but in a good way. I felt like the main characters were all morally gray (a mix between good and bad) and I love that in a book.
At 200 pages, we were steaming along a well-paced, beautifully written and subtly creepy story, a classic and one that I hope you read. It’s definitely worth it.
My rating: 4/5 stars
If you’ve read Rebecca, what did you think about it?
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is a historical fiction novel, that switches POV between Pecola Breedlove and Claudia (and her sister, Frieda). However, it’s mainly about Pecola Breedlove. I think it is a beautifully written novel, with poetic language. It’s not your typical story that follows a plot but goes back and forth and takes some getting used to. The character development for The Breedlove’s was especially on point. Although Pecola’s story is not a happy one, heinous in fact, I do recommend reading it. A timeless novel by a gifted author.
Have you read The Bluest Eye? If so, what did you think?
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