Welcome to my first ever real TBR list! I normally am not a big fan of setting up TBRs for myself because I am most definitely a mood reader, but I decided it’s time to push myself.
I love classics! ❤ They are just amazing, unique, and beautiful. The only problem is, I hardly ever read them! They do take a little more time to read than most of today’s books, and I just never seem to fit them into my schedule. That is about to change, my friends! Over the next ten months I plan to read 9 classics. (Is this overly ambitious?) I’ll also be doing a review for each one. Here’s my list in no particular order.
1. War and Peace by: Leo Tolstoy
I have made this book my ultimate goal for these ten months. I have wanted to conquer it for quite a few years, but haven’t even tried to start it yet! I can do this!! (Right?)
2. Tom Sawyer by: Mark Twain
Everyone has to read at least one book by Mark Twain in their life.
3. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by: Robert Stevenson
The only Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde I have seen is the Scooby-Doo version (which is awesome, by the way)!
4. Candide by: Voltaire
Alright, this one is sort of a cheat because I’ve already read it. (Go, me!) I am still planning on doing a review for it in the next few months, though.
5. Animal Farm by: George Orwell
I haven’t wanted to read this book for a very long time! It’s fairly short, so this one might be a little easier on me.
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by: Anne Frank
Non-fictitious classics are something I want to push myself on, too.
7. The Raven by: Edgar Allen Poe
I’m actually planning on reading a Spanish/English version of this to help me brush up on my Spanish. I recently went to a reading of The Raven by an actor pretending to be Poe. He put so much more meaning into it, so I decided that I needed to read it for myself.
8. Things Fall Apart by: Chinua Achebe
If you notice, a lot of these authors are from different parts of the world. I am really wanting to read more diverse books, and this one seemed like a good fit.
9. The Alchemist by: Paulo Coelho
I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book! I hope it lives up to that.
What do you think of my classic TBR? Are you planning on reading any of these books? Have you read any? Tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you think of them! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful, bookish day! 📚