I decided to have a perusal at the “Popular Classics Books” list on Goodreads and was amazed to find how many books I had marked as “to-read”. I always say that I’m not a classics girl, but I have only read a few, so I can’t really make an assumption like that just yet.
Going through this list, I would have classed a lot of these as “modern classics”, so I did some more internet searching, and found this list that also had these books too. I mean the word “classics” is still in there, right, so it must count 😋
In this post, I’m featuring 24 of the book I’d like to read, but I’ll only talk about why I want to read a select few, so don’t worry, this post isn’t going to be the longest thing you’ve ever read, don’t worry.
The Picture of Dorian Gray has been on my list forever by this point. I bought it in the lovely Clothbound Classics Edition to push me to read it, but I still haven’t read it! Soon Zuky, soon.
I bought myself The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde a long time ago now, because I love horror, and this is such a reknowned horror novella, but I still haven’t got round to reading it yet!
I have actually already read Tess of the D’Urbervilles, we studied it at school, but I’d like to give it a reread because I didn’t focus on it that much first time round… it was school, of course I wasn’t going to actively enjoy the book.
I’ve heard Lord of The Flies is so disturbing and brutal, its sounds exactly like the kind of book I’ll want to read, even if it does leave me feeling disturbed.
My mum keeps banging on about The Metamorphosis and how good it is, so this one is a must read for me soon!
I recently bought myself a really cool copy of The Turn of the Screw so that is on my list to read soon!
The Handmaid’s Tale is such a popular book and everyone has something good to say about it, it’s it’s definitely one of those “books to read before you die”.
I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ages ago and bawled my eyes out at it. I’m scared at how damaged the book is going to make me but I definitely want to read it!
Another appearance for Kafka here. I’ve already got The Trial on my Kindle, but I’m worried it’s going to be so above my intellect range that I won’t get it… hence not having read it yet…
The movie version of A Clockwork Orange is amazing and I’ve heard the book is even better so it’s definitely on my list to read, hopefully soon, too.
There we have it, those are most, if not all, the Classics I want to read. Modern or not, all these books have garnered massive followings in the book world so I think they’re all deserving of the “Classics” title.
Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you think about them!
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