I haven’t yet read.
Carrie recently posted a list of ten classics she’s going to get to eventually (following Bluerose’s example).
I figured I might as well throw my hat into the towel. (Oh my, I’m rather tired. State, you know!)
1. Les Miserables
I’ve seen the recent movie, listen to the musical incessantly, and just can’t get myself to open the book. It’s so enormous and absolutely intimidating.
2. War and Peace
I’ve read all of the “little pieces” my library has by Tolstoy. I’ve enjoyed them all. But I have a mental block when it comes to War and Peace and Anna Karenina. They just have to be difficult to get through, right?
3. Don Quixote
It’s in Susan Wise Bauer’s A Well-Trained Mind as an easy book to get through. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a long book to get through. I’ve started half a dozen times and never gotten past the first couple of chapters.
There ends my burning list, the list that immediately pops into my head when I think of classics I intend to read but just haven’t.
After those come a slew of slightly less hefty titles:
4. Institutes of the Christian Religion
Okay, maybe less-hefty wasn’t the best way to describe my tier-two classics.
6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
8. Of Mice and Men
9. Where the Red Fern Grows
10. Harry Potter
Okay, that last one isn’t for real. IMHO, a decade and a half does not a classic make (no matter how bestselling a book was from the get-go).
So, there’s part of my list. What about yours?