Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Classics I Want to Reread!
I decided to do a topic that I know I've done at some point in the past (and of course I can't find the post now that I'm looking for it). I've been really craving rereads of some of my favorite classics, so here are the top ten classics I want to reread right now. :)
(Side note: I noticed after creating this list that a lot of my PEL editions are featured....I didn't do that on purpose. But since I finally have the full set, it's fitting that I should read them all, right?)
In no particular order:
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I'm sure this is technically cheating because I started rereading it last week, but it jump-started my desire to reread some other old favorites, so here it is. :) I've only read Jane Eyre once before, and I was blown away by the experience. And I figured that since I loved it so much on the first read, it deserved another. I'm sure why I was drawn to it this time...comfort, maybe? But I'm about 100 pages in and loving it.
2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: While we're talking about the Brontes....like Jane Eyre, I've only read this once (maybe twice...now that I'm thinking about it). And truthfully, this has been my least favorite since reading more by Charlotte and Anne. And I think it's time I give it another shot! I barely remember it, but I think a trip to the moors will be perfect when the fall weather sinks in...
3. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot: I have long loved George Eliot, but it has been a really long time since I've read any of her work (I think the most recent was Middlemarch a few years ago). This one has remained my favorite since I blogged about it, and it's another book that I think I can really sink into this fall as the weather turns.
4. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: I'm not sure why I WANT to reread this. I have long chronicled my love/hate relationship with Dickens, and this book is my arch-nemesis if I were to have one. But I think it's time to give it another shot. I was one of the first books I blogged about here, and that was almost 6 years ago! Time for another chance I think. :)
5. Emma by Jane Austen: After rereading Sense and Sensibility last month, I've been craving more Austen. And since I used to reread an Austen every Christmas season, I think I've settled on Emma for this year...unless I read....
6. Persuasion by Jane Austen: I think this might be my favorite Austen, but it's been awhile, so shouldn't I reread it to make sure? Ha! I do consider this one of my favorite covers in the PEL line. I love the colors and the gentleness of the design-it fits the book well.
7. My Antonia by Willa Cather (hey look! It's not a PEL!): Even though I read this one not that long ago, I still want to reread it. I'm sure that my old 9th grade English teacher would be proud that I now consider this one of my favorite books. But there's something about the colors and beautiful language...Cather just gets it. And it would help me kickstart my butt back into my Willa Cather Project!
8. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville: I consider reading and enjoying Melville's masterpiece one of my biggest accomplishments as a reader. And the fact that I consider it one of my favorites books? Yep, deserving of a reread. I actually wore my Moby-Dick necklace to school the other day, which sparked a conversation with a student about the book. And it just made me crave it in the worst way.
9. The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder: These are childhood favorites, and the last time I read them was around the time we moved into this apartment (almost 5 years ago!). I saw a blog post somewhere talking about them....and then I started thinking about them...and now I want to pull them off the shelf.
10. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Yep, I consider these classics. :) And who isn't up for a reread of Harry Potter? I'm actually toying with rereading them over my winter break (yep-I'm definitely thinking that far in advance). They're just so good.....and I know I can fly through them. ;)
So, what classics would you reread? Tell me below!