Which Classics?

rp_Jornal-300x1801.jpgWhich Classic Novel Should You Read?

There are many novels that are considered classics. When I began to list the ‘great novels,’ it amazed me to see how many of them I’d not read. Despite reading many things about it, I’ve not read A Catcher in the Rye. I own a copy but have never got past that. It just sits on my shelf hoping that one day I will get around to reading it.

Lord of The Rings is another example. I read The Fellowship of The Ring but then gave up in the middle of The Two Towers and never got to The Return of The King. I decided to watch the movies instead.

There are many other great novels – The Great Gatsby, Mrs. Dalloway. The list goes on. I also have to admit that I’ve never actually read Wuthering Heights. I know, I hold my head in shame.

I can remember reading Wind in The Willows at school. I had also put off reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley simply because I thought it was going to be too hard going until I was assigned it to read for a course and discovered that I absolutely loved it.

Do we get put off by novels simply because they have been given the ‘classic’ label? Are there any you’ve not read that you feel you should have? Which are your favourites or any you feel are overrated?

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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