While organizing my bookshelf over the weekend I reacquainted myself with the classics that I own, most of which I haven’t read. It might be surprising considering that I have an English degree, but I haven’t read many classics and it’s something that I have wanted to change for awhile. So I thought I’d put together a Classic To-Be-Read List, with some of the classics that I own that I want to read the most.
- Little Men (and Jo’s Boys), by Louisa May Alcott. Reading Little Women definitely made me interested in the rest of Alcott’s works. I don’t have Jo’s Boys, but I have Little Men. I just pulled it off the shelf to read.
- Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I didn’t like Austen’s novels for the longest time, but once I read Northanger Abbey and then Persuasion I knew that I wanted to read more.
- The Beautiful and the Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Well, all of his books, really. I’ve read The Great Gatsby, but that’s it.
- The Princess Bride, by William Goldman.
- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, by Victor Hugo.
- The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
- Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson.
- The Metamorphosis, by Ovid. I once read a book called The Love-Artist, by Jane Alison, which is about Ovid, and ever since I’ve wanted to read this book.
- The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe. I’ve wanted to read this since I read Northanger Abbey. It’s bigger than I thought it would be, though!
- The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton. I’m really excited for this one, because Wharton wrote one of my favorite short stories.
- The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde.
Are there any classics that you want to read?