Sunday, June 3, 2012


This is a judgment free zone, right? 

I've never read Jane Eyre.  I love to read, and I've never read it.  Actually, there are probably quite a few classics I've never read.  Please don't poo-poo me. 

Granted, there are many I HAVE read, but obviously, there are more I haven't. 

I started Jane Eyre last weekend, and read a good bit of it yesterday, and plan to finish today.  I am really enjoying it, and I'm not just saying that in order to sound all cerebral.   Taylor groaned when I told her I was reading it, she had flashbacks from reading it in high school.

My favorite book from high school, other than To Kill A Mockingbird, was, "The Once and Future King."  Did any of you read that?  I can read me a King Arthur story any day of the week.  Did you have a favorite from school?

So, when I'm finished with Jane, what should I read next?  I mean, classic-wise.  What would you suggest?


Update on the Word Verification/Spam war:  I've decided to take that stupid thing off again.  I will NOT let the spammers defeat me.  I will be victorious!  (All that means is that I'll ignore them.  Woo, so scary!)


mel said...

A Tale of Two Cities.

Les Miserables.

Both fantastic.

If you want to be really impressive, you could read Les Miserables in French....just sayin'....

Cheyenne said...

Wuthering Heights. I read that a few months ago, also A Tale Of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Little Women (I felt it is geared to a much younger person), and To Kill A Mockingbird is also a fave of mine. I had English Lit in high school but the teacher was Shakespeare-crazy so we didn't dwell on the classics. I am trying to catch up.

sherri s. said...

I'm so glad you're liking Jane Eyre--it's one of my very favorites! Please read Madame Bovary, if you haven't. It bogs down in places, but it's really interesting because she is a very unsympathetic main character--and it's considered by many to be the first "modern" novel. And Jane Austen, of course! If you're up for poetry, Emily Dickinson...just immerse yourself in it. I have lots more, but I'll stop now! Literature geek here!

Colleen said...

It's funny you wrote this. Last summer I decided to go back and read some of the classics I had read in High School. As much as they were somewhat enjoyable back then, they are far better now.

One of my favorite writers is Steinbeck so I started through his again. You have to enjoy very descriptive writing here but my fav was The Grapes of Wrath.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Well,,I suppose you could poo-poo me because I don't have a suggestion on classics

I don't know where I was but I can tell you it wasn't in the library

You have some wonderful suggestions from other blogging buddies so I'm sure you'll be turning the pages soon...
let me know what I should read:-)

angie128 said...

Jordan has to read that for summer reading.

I love Count of Monte Cristo, Little Women, and Pride & Prejudice.

Of course right now I'm reading a $2.99 thriller on my kindle.