I read sooooooo many classic books as a kid/highschooler. Like honestly, half the time I feel like that’s all I read. I loved then, despite how dense or difficult to read.
Some I loved, some I hated, some I blew through in days others took MONTHS (like Les Mis). So here’s a list of some of my top faves:
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
It’s thick (it is Dicken’s after all) but so. good. It’s got everything. French villains, dancers, rags to riches, corrupt bankers, weird middle class families, orphans, people who never leave their house, everything jammed into one book. And the crazier thing is that everyone single story line is connected in one massive plot.
Alice in Wonderland
I distinctly remember reading this for the first time (yes, first time, I have read it more than once). I remember sitting in the waiting room of a dance studio, waiting for by sister to be done with Nutcracker rehearsal, on a late, sunny Sunday afternoon.
I don’t think I’ve met anyone who dislikes this book. It’s one I want to read again, though Bertha scared the living daylights out of me so maybe not.
Do you ever read the end of the book and think, “so theoretically, the Monster could still be alive and running around the arctic???”
Count of Monte Cristo
This was a recent read, and so good! Faked deaths, swashbuckling, hidden treasure, unrequited love. (this was also an adventure since the first copy I bought was abridged but didn’t notice until it ended mid-scene. Like…..they cut the last third of the book. Like what the heck Signet Reads??)
*drumroll* the end!
What are some of your favorite classics?? What do you enjoy about them??