12 things: read the classics
This year I decided to get serious about my reading and immerse myself in classic literature in my attempt to find out what the fuss is about with these classic books that people have been raving on about for decades.
I started off with Lolita which was beautifully written, which I quite enjoyed. Followed by Catcher in the Rye, Diary of Anne Frank, The Old Man and the Sea, and Tender is the Night. I am now reading Jane Eyre which I LOVE.
Reading the classics feels a lot like going back to English lit classes in school again. Some books were more enjoyable than others. But mostly I just needed to get in the groove of the storyline to enjoy the reading experience, which thankfully I managed to do. So…will I continue to read the classics? Perhaps only sporadically, I think I like to read a mixture of contemporary and classic literature - I do enjoy frivolity from time to time. But at least now I can proudly say I have read Fitzgerald. Read the classics – tick!
Do you read the classics? What are some of your favourites?