Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I love the Library. I could spend hours and hours there and never get sick of it. I can browse shelves and look through books and never feel satisfied. In fact the more books I look at the more books I want to read. Yesterday I went and ended up buying 6 books to add the the stack of 15 (yes 15) books that are already on my bedside table waiting to be read.

Lately I've really wanted to start reading some classics, because there are really very few that I've ever read. I only finally read Pride and Prejudice last summer, and To Kill a Mockingbird a couple months ago. Right now I'm reading my first Dickens-Great Expectations which I'm really enjoying. Although, it isn't exactly a book that "I just can't wait to get home or get the kids to bed so I can read" kind of book. Whenever I pick it up, I enjoy it, but it's definitely been slow going. Yesterday I bought two books that are on my list to read "someday". Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, and Selected Stories of Franz Kafka. I've always wanted to read something by Kafka but I hope that I chose a good one.

Also on my list of classic's to read:

something by Hemingway (which one is best?)
something by Steinbeck (which one is best?)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Great Gatsby
- F Scott Fitzgerald
The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas
Dracula - Bram Stoker

Any other books that belong on this list?


Lisa said...

That's funny you are reading Anna Karenina. I was just watching the series on Netflix. You'll have to let me know if the book is good.

Anonymous said...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Lisa K said...

I want to read Anna Karenina but I hear it's really hard to read! You will love Jane Eyre and Count of Monte Cristo. My all-time fave is Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. And of all the Jane Austens, I like Persuasion the best.

heidikins said...

East of Eden by Steinbeck is probably in my top 3 favorite books. I absolutely LOVE it. (Coincidentally, Great Expectations is also one of my all-time favorites.)

Excellent list, Jane Eyre is coming up in my To Read pile, I'm looking forward to it.