For the last couple of years I made it a goal to read one classic every month! Since I do really like reading classics, but I just give other books priority. So by making it a yearly goal I hoped to read more classics! And for the last 2 years I have been quite successful, with even reading more than 12 a year. This year though.. It is not going great haha! We’re in month 10 and I’ve read 6. Not too bad, but in this number I counted rereading the Anne of Green Gables graphic novel.. And most of the others were quite short ones, just so that I would have a classic read.. And that was not really the point of this goal haha!
I’m not going to force myself to read 6 more classics this year, since I do want to enjoy myself reading them. And I’m afraid I won’t if I force myself to read them!
But thinking about this goal made me want to make a list of the Top Five classics I still want to read! These might be the next five that I read! In no particular order:
- The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (This is one of the favourites of a good friend of mine, so I’m curious!
- Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne (I’m just very curious to this one!)
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Watership Down by Richard Adams
I’m adding an extra book, not really sure if it is considered a classic. But I feel kinda bad for not having read this one, since I’m Dutch:
The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
If I would pick this up, I would probably read it in Dutch, since that is the original language. I’m not a fan of reading in Dutch, but I feel a bit weird reading this in English haha!
(I have no idea why I have not read this, many people around me had to read this in High School?!)