The Classics

My current read is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and this gem has been sitting on my TBR shelf for an embarrassingly long time. I am so happy that I finally picked it up and started reading it!

My hesitation to do so was not because of the storyline, rather the writing style. My experience in old English style novels is limited to my experience at school namely Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Whilst I enjoyed both of these, school was a long, long, loooong time ago and I was apprehensive about if my own reading tastes had changed or even if I imagined liking them but in reality did not.

All my fears were put to rest a couple of pages into Wuthering Heights. I think that I can even appreciate the writing style more now as my reading in general is more varied. As such I have added a few more classics to my TBR list:

📙 Sense and Sensibility
📙 Jane Eyre
📙 The Great Gatsby

And just to share a hint of the brilliance of Emily Brontë, how is this for a quote:

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and, if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the Universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”

I mean come on, how brilliant is that!!! I guess they are called classics for a reason.

So, if you have a classic on your TBR which you have been putting off reading I suggest you give it a go. Also, I would love it if you could recommend any other classics I should add to my to be read list. Please comment with your suggestions below or feel free to share your own experience reading (or not reading) some of the classics.

Happy reading x 

4 thoughts on “The Classics

  1. booksareallyouneed says:

    I love this book! And I consider Jane Eyre to be my favourite book of all time. I would recommend Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, it isn’t as old as the Austen and Bronte books, I think it was released in the 1930s, but it is definitely a classic and it is amazing, definitely recommended!

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  2. Cynthia's Biblio -Files says:

    Glad you enjoyed WH. My favourite Brontë novel is Jane Eyre. I love it, in fact it might be my all time favourite classic. Earlier this year I read ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Brontë and really enjoyed it. Anne was a real kick ass feminist, which I hadn’t expected. Another classic that is absolutely amazing is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Nothing like the movie versions!

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