I’ll admit that when it comes to classics, I’m not an expert. I haven’t read that many of them and I normally only read shorter ones. However, of the ones I’ve read, there are some absolutely amazing ones that have stayed with me and that I will forever cherish. Due to the fact that these are all really well known classics, I don’t think I need to add a summary, but if you have any questions involving these books, let me know. :) Here are my top 5 classics.
1. “1984“by George Orwell
1984 was the first dystopian I ever read. While it has been several years since I picked it up, it still continues to be one of my all time favorites.
2. “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
Dickens and I have a rather tentative relationship. A few of his books I love, and others I find dreadfully boring or can’t even finish the book. But, this is one of the few gems of his that reminds me of outstanding talent. This one was so unlike anything I’d read and I will always love it.
3. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ll admit. I was originally skeptical of this book. I have never been the hugest fan of the 20s and prefer lots of other time periods. But, I loved this one. F. Scott Fitzgerald does such an amazing job at imagery and I could everything in my head perfectly. Wonderful.
4. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
I don’t know how to speak about this book without getting too overly fangirly, except that yes, I am one of those diehard Jane Austen fans. Oh, and that I absolutely love Mr. Darcy. (But, who doesn’t?) I like her other books, but this one is still my favorite. I have reread this book several times, seen so many movie adaptions, and watched the Lizzie Bennett Diaries. It’s kinda crazy. But, I suppose I’m a bit of a crazy kind of person.
5. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
This is my favorite classic. I absolutely adored reading this book and fell in love with the characters.