Sometime in my college years, I decided that I was going to read a minimum of one classic a year. Since then, I have made it a point to read such titles as The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights, and The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, but I see that I have a long ways to go to read some of the classic literature!
In case you are wondering, here's my personal list from "the complete list":
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I now have two questions for you . . .
- How many books from the list have you read? (See the link above.)
- Which books am I completely missing out on by not reading?
I obviously need to read more classics since I am so immensely lacking in this area. If you have some classics to recommend that are not on this list, please feel free to share these as well. I do intend to pick a classic as one of my next reads!