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I'm not very good with classics I have to admit. The ones I have read, I have a deep respect for. But they are definitely not my bread-and-butter reads. I'm keen to get into more classics (and there are quite a few on my TBR list) so here are my top ten picks.
1. The Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
I'm particularly keen on starting the whole series right from the beginning and make my way chronologically through all his works.
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteI recently picked up a really nice second-hand illustrated edition of this book for just $1 [though missing its dust jacket :(], which is why this is really high on my TBR list for the moment. :)
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldI'm still determined to read the book before I watch the film so I better get onto this quickly!
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerNot too sure what this book is about but I have a copy lying around at home so I want to get onto this.
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenNow, I actually have read this book but I didn't really enjoy it the first time around. Yet all my friends love this book so I'm determined to give this book another go to see if I read it wrong the first time.
6. Les Miserables by Victor HugoNow I know it's a mammoth of a book but I want to give it a go!
7. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensI still haven't read a book by Charles Dickens yet and I feel like I need to remedy this situation.
8. Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoyAnother mammoth of a book that I want to attempt.
9. War and Peace by Leo TolstoyI think I tried to start it once years ago but I couldn't make it past the first chapter. :D
10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeI read The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde in high school and I loved that play. So I want to give this book a go too.
So there you have it, my top ten picks for this week. What classics do you want to tackle? Let me know in the comments below and leave a link for me to check out! :D