So, about a month ago or so I stumbled across the whole BookTube world. To say that it may have changed my life does not seem too dramatic.
I quickly got sucked into watching tons of videos about books and came away really excited to dive into reading more classics. Reading more classics has been a goal of mine for the last two-ish years, and I started two local book clubs as a result (one of which quickly fizzled cause people didn’t show up and the other is still going strong). But, I still wanted to read more and the last few weeks have resulted in a really great classics to read list.
I’ve decided to buy the classics I read instead of taking them out from the library for a few reasons:
- they are classics, so I feel like I should have them on my shelf
- some of these will take longer to read and this way I don’t have to worry about trying to finish each book within three weeks
- most of these are so popular it is super easy to find them second hand
So, I’ve bought a few books in the last little while . . . and I made a video to share them with you! (And then immediately bought two books after filming the video . . .)
Links to all the books are below.
I would love to hear what you think about book videos, I may do some more in the future. I was thinking of a November TBR list and one for my October reading wrap up. I don’t think I’ll write a blog post to go with the TBR list but will for the reading wrap up. That’s my current plan anyway.
The two additional books I picked up after filming the video, one classic and one biography, both of which I am excited to read:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg
BOOKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Illiad by Homer
The Odyssey by Homer
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Jane Austen collection
English poetry collection
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life by Susan Doran
Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
What books should I be on the look for next? Any classic book suggestions?