The Great Classics Read (And Re-Read)

My school library recently acquired a selection of classics, beautiful brown books that tempted me. I realized that I hadn't read most of them since years (and I've certainly grown up a lot since then), that I didn't remember most of the books anyway and that I probably hadn't understood most of them when I had read them. Anyway, with this in mind, I decided to start on a great classics read (and re-read), whereupon I will read every book in the classics section of the library (or if I've already read the book before, re-read it) and then review here.

So come join me on my great classics read festival! Just check out some of the posts below, leave comments on the reviews, read a book that catches your attention, or maybe even suggest a classic to add to my list.

I've already read (and reviewed):

Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster

My review of Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster can be found here. Long story short - this is a book that no child should grow up without.

A Little Princess by Frances H. Burnett

My review of A Little Princess by Frances H. Burnett can be found here. Long story short - some books stay with you your whole life. And A Little Princess is definitely one of them.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My review of Jane Austen's wildly famous Pride and Prejudice can be found here. Long story short - this book helped me realize what makes a classic different from a normal book: the fact that it deals with basic human emotions. This book is special because of Austen's brilliant characters, good plot, and vibrant writing.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There are some books that should be read once by everyone - whether or not they like the genre of fiction or whether or not they like the author. Read this book for Sherlock Holmes, the character, and for the different (fantastic) ways in which basic human emotions manifest themselves in this book. Click here for my review of the book.

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

Some books will come back to haunt you every now and then. (Generally in a good way) And Good Wives is definitely one of them. A sweet, heartwarming adventure of four sisters as they struggle with life and love as wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers - it is a book that will enrich your life.
Click for my review of the book.

And this classics festival is still continuing! So go on quickly to my latest review (it will be the last review on this page) and come join me on my quest to read and re-read the classics!


  1. Good that you are starting on classics. Suggestion - read a couple of Dickens' works like Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, try some of Jack London's books, read Moby Dick (Herman Melville), some Jules Verne to appreciate that man's far-reaching scientific temper, HG Wells.... the list is endless

  2. I've read and liked Oliver Twist and Tale of Two Cities, and also read a lot of Jules Verne, whom I like very much. :D

    I will definitely try out the other books that you recommended.

    Thanks for visiting.


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