“All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time.”
― John Ruskin,
Hello, Friends it definitely feels good to sit down and write a blog post after days of procrastinating. Hope you are well and welcome to this weeks post.
(All Book will be Linked)
Last year I sort of hunkered down and dove into the slightly intimidating “Classics Genre” and when I say “intimidating” I mean that most of the classics are so well loved & I have this inner voice whispering “what if I don’t love them or they don’t meet my expectations.” So I started with shorter classics…
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Dracula by Bram Stoker
And I was pleasantly surprised by some and underwhelmed by others but that’s the beauty of reading you won’t love every book. If you are at all interested or slightly intimidated I recommend starting with shorter classics to gauge the type that works for you.
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
― Italo Calvino,
In my Classics quest, I discovered that I am drawn to darker tales and bleak narratives that pass their point across in a very hard hitting way using twisted characters and tackling darker themes. Dracula did have the right atmosphere but failed in the execution so these are the other books I want to get to and fingers crossed I discover a new favourite. If you have any more recommendation for dark classics feel free to share.
I could go on forever about the books I want to get to especially the classics so I’ll just link (Popular Classic Books) so you can go peruse and see what tickles your fancy.
I would love to know what are some of your favourites classics and what do you look for in a classic? Hope you enjoyed the post, thanks for visiting