|Broke and Bookish|
Almost all "classics" are books that have surprised me at how much I end up liking them. So many people complain about the books they "had" to read in high school yet I found all these excellent and so well-written.
- Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald...currently reading and I'm blown away by the writing.
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding...no wonder so many schools require this book.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo...all 1000+ pages of it.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith... an American story that talks to so many immigrant families experiences. I just was swept up in the story and the story-telling.
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury...this is all about books and value of reading. What is not to like?
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery...I just read this book last year and expected it to be a bit juvenile for me. It wasn't and I loved every minute.\
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh...I guess books become classics for a reason, they seem timeless yet give a sense of history and bygone eras.
- Emma by Jane Austen...though it took me forever to read it I didn't expect to learn new aspects of the story never covered in the movies, so I was delighted by it.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain...There is so much controversy about this book I wasn't prepared for how much a loved this classic American story.
- Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden...it is a poetry book, I had no expectations of enjoying it at all. I actually loved it.