Saturday, April 21, 2012

Favourite Classics

I love to read classic novels of all kinds.  Some of them have been classics for a long time, others become classics in their own time as I've grown.  Over my life, I have been fortunate to acquire a collection of classic novels from my brothers ex-girlfriend; and what a collection they are!
There's 52 in the collection and they come with magazines; as they were the type you bought at a newsagents over a year.  I've read a few of them; but I've also read my own collection of classics over the years - some of them have become favourites of mine, while others have been regrets.
Here's a list of the classics I've read over the time I've been keeping a reading list.  How many have you read of them?

'A Patch of Blue' by Elizabeth Kata
'The Day of the Tiffids' by John Wyndam
'Little Women' by L. M Alcott
'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde
'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou
'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee (unfinished)
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky
'Blood Music' by Greg Bear
'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury
'Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemmingway
'Red Dog' by Louis De Bernieres

Some of them were great, where as some weren't so great.  I had tried to read 'To Kill a Mockingbird' when I was in high school; however, I didn't get it then, and when I tried to read it a couple of years ago, I still didn't get it.  I guess it's just how some books work.  So, which books have you read that are classics and which ones turned out to be your favourites?  Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee,
    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (I'm giving away this book for World Book Night), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, A Hero Of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and others.

    1. OOooooh! I forgot about Jules Verne! I'd love to read some of his stuff. And I'd also love to read Catcher in the Rye too...

      You've got some great titles there; some I haven't read, while others I have and one or two I tried and failed.