A few weeks ago I set a personal goal for myself to read 12 classic novels this year.
I realized that I was a huge bookworm as a teen but really didn’t read very many classics. I think Little Women was the only one I read by my own choice. In the last few years I’ve also read The Hobbit, Pride & Prejudice and Emma.
Since I only made this goal near the end of January I’m already a little behind since I’m re-reading Little Women but January is already over and I’m only half way done the book, we’ll see if I can catch up.
I’m also reading some classics to Raeca, we started with Charlotte’s Web which we finished last week, and she requested Little House in the Big Woods as our next read (we’ve been going through the Little House series on CD in our vehicle since the summer, we’re currently on By the Shores of Silver Lake). I’ve got tons of ideas of classics that I can read to her (maybe I’ll make a list here one day), but I’m struggling to make a list for myself.
I asked a few Instagram and Facebook friends for some suggestions of their favorites and have started a bit of a list for myself for 2015. I have quite a few classics on my bookshelf that I’ve never read before so between the recommendations and the books I have this is the list I have so far:
* Little Women (currently reading)
* Pilgrim’s Progress
* Anne of Green Gables
* Great Expectations
* Jane Eyre
* Atlas Shrugged
This list isn’t in order (I honestly don’t know what order I’ll read them in), but I obviously need more suggestions. So help me out, what are your favorite classic books?