Thursday, August 23, 2012

Favourite Classics

We all have a collection of favourites in our lives; and usually we don't let them go.  Over the years, I have read some great books and they're still a part of my collection - which is still growing.  Then, there's also some great books I've read - great classics - that I've picked up, read and don't ever want to let go.  I thought to let you all know the somewhat small list of classics I've read and loved over time.

'The Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' by F. Scott Fitzgerald
'Red Dog' by Louis de Bernieres
'Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemmingway (2nd Edition)
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde
'The War of the Worlds' by H.G Wells
'Little Women' Louisa May Alcott
'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury

I do have a shelf full of other classics I hope to get into over the next few years.  However, I find I have to be in the mood for a classic novel; and I do love it when I read a great one.  What ones have you read?  Are they worth it or not?  Until my next post, happy reading.


  1. I haven't read any of those but could see trying The Curious Case of BB.

    I loved Rebecca, I think that is worth reading.

  2. Oh... I haven't read that one yet; and keep forgetting about it. Will have to track it down and get my nose into it one of these days.

    And The Curious Case of BB is his story and a collection of other short stories... I don't know how the movie got to be so long, but the story is just right. :)

  3. If you enjoyed reading Old Man & the Sea by Hemingway, you may enjoy another sea/fishing related novella titled The Forty Fathom Bank by Les Galloway. It's really well written and suspenseful.

    1. The best thing was that the edition I read of Old Man was a 2nd Edition... it had pictures by 2 different artists! I loved it because it was in such a different format to how you see it now. :D