There’s something I find calming about reading classical literature. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it serves as the perfect way to wind down after a stressful day. That’s probably why over the past year or so, I’ve been really into the classics – I’ve definitely been in need of relaxing pastimes. With this in mind, I’ve decided that 2019 is going to be the year where I read as many of the classics as I can fit in. Last year, I read Pride and Prejudice which I loved, and towards the end of last year, I read Emma. Safe to say, Jane Austen is one of my favourites. I read a few other classics when I was much younger, but without being very intentional about it.
Here is the list I’m hoping to get through this year:
Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights (halfway in!)
Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility
John Bunyan – Pilgram’s Progress
Herman Melville – Moby Dick
I’m not sure if I’ll get through them all, but here’s hoping! I read quite fast, but the classics take me much longer, so I don’t put much pressure on myself to get through them quickly.
What are your favourite classics?