I think I’m gonna start posting more frequently on my Top 5’s. I uploaded a Top 5 Graphic Novels I Want To Read post few months ago & it has really helped me keep track of my most-anticipated graphic novels on my TBR. This is also going to help me categorize my TBR. I know for me, classics can be a little hard to get through BUT they are classics for a reason & I do have quite a few that I want to get to, but I have short-listed them to just 5. Okay, now on with the list:
I basically want to read everything by Shakespeare. I have a Barnes & Noble collectible’s edition that features all of his work so that makes it much easier for me to access his plays/novels etc. I actually read a couple of his plays about 8 years ago & I remember devouring them.
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Not gonna lie, the name ‘Dorian Gray’ just sounds really appealing to me…BUTTT when I read the synopsis, I don’t know why, but I got narcissus vibes from him. For those of you who don’t know, he was a greek mythology character who was very self-absorbed & he fell in love with his own reflection in a river…and this is also where the word narcissistic originates from. Another story I thought this classic is similar to is Christopher Marlowe’s play, Dr. Faustus. I was part of a school play based on this so I have a sentimental attachment to his particular tale.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this & I have been meaning to read this for quite some time now!
4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
I know, I know, how could I have not read Pride & Prejudice yet?! I’ve actually tries reading a couple times and would always end up reading something else would totally forget about it. I know for a fact that I will love this when I give it a chance and hopefully, the next I read this, I won’t stray.
I feel like I’m cheating by naming writers instead of specific books but I can’t help it! As a Greek mythology enthusiast, I fervently want to read The Odyssey & The Illiad. These are both pretty long books so its safe to say that I’m a little bit intimidated. And by a little bit I mean a lot…Also, the fact that these were written so many years ago amazes me tremendously. I saw a graphic novel version of The Odyssey by Garith Hinds, too. This seems so interesting!!
What are your guys’ favorite classics? & if you’ve read any of these, I would love to read any feedback you may have!