I love making lists, especially end of the year lists. A new year provides a subtle pause, a moment of reflection, a chance to redirect and reboot. I always look upon this time, to reflect upon on how I can enrich my life. One of the ways I thought of, was to read more classics. Sadly neglected for a few decades, I did most of my classic reading in my adolescence and youth.
My mother always urged me to read the classics before I read other books because she said it was easy to fall out of the habit of reading them, and how right she was.
So, 2016 will be a year of revisiting some classics (I want to re-read Emma) and reading some classics by some venerable names: Dickens, Trollope, Eliot and Wharton. Since, Charlotte Bronte’s writing is my favorite of the Bronte sisters, I look forward to picking up ‘Villete’ and also reading Hardy’s ‘Tess’, as Far From the Madding Crowd is a personal favourite.
Throughout, the year, as I finish the books, I will report back and hold myself accountable.
If you would like to read more about the book lists I have made for 2016, please see my list of 12 New Authors I would Like to Read in 2016.
These covers are so beautiful, I will let them speak for themselves
What do you think of my list?
What are some of your favourite classics or books you plan to read in the New Year?