- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - With any classic you'll hear good and bad. I've read many mixed reviews on Siddhartha, but hasn't soothed my want to start this 1922 tale
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin - This has always sounded so scandalous to me. I'm not sure why I haven't picked it up yet, but by synopsis alone, it's right up my alley.
- Poe's Complete Poetical Works by Edgar Allan Poe - Poe has been on my bookshelf for ever. I simply haven't opened this book of poetry. Maybe soon.
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - We read a lot of classics in school. This was one of very few that stuck with me. In my opinion, it's a book that everyone should read.
- Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens - I say this all the time, books that twine dark and light are my favorites, and Our Mutual Friend is definitely both, as are the characters.
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - I adore the film but there is something about reading the book as well. I have wanted to read this one for years. The story of these mothers and daughters is something I think that spans race. This year might be the year I read it.
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - I hated this book when I had to read it in high school. It wasn't until years later that I realized I actually liked it very much and I understood Holden more than I thought.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - This was my father's favorite book. I always said I would read it but something held me back. I think it was the fact that I was scared I wouldn't like it. Maybe I should still give it a chance.
- Othello by William Shakespeare - Probably my favorite works of Billy Shakespeare. The sneakiness and darkness is addicting. The way Iago basically ruins the lives of all around him, horrible yet powerful.
- The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells - This was another one that I didn't want to read but the moment I started it in my Science Fiction class, I was addicted. It didn't even feel like a story in the usual sense. Much better than the Tom Cruise version.
What are some of your favorite classics?
Until Next Time!