Friday Favourites: Classics

TGI-freaking-F, book lovers! Although I’ve also had a shorter week, as have many others, this work week felt particularly long and draining. Do you find that happens with you too, despite only working four days instead of five? I still can’t believe it’s already the last day of May though. Holy wow, time is flying! I quite like that May ends on a Friday though. I think the weekend is the perfect way to ease into a new month, don’t you think? And since it’s Friday, it’s time for another Friday Favourites is hosted by Something of the Book! This weekly meme is where you get to share a list of all your favourites based on the list of prompts on Kibby’s page. Sounds fun, right? This week’s prompt is: favourite classics.

Since it’s been a long day and I’m halfway to falling asleep, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I’ve narrowed my list down to five favorite classics. Some of these left me swooning with the romance, crying with the raw deal the characters suffered and experienced, and basically sucker punched me in all my emotions at the end.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I’ve mentioned this one countless times on my blog already, so it’s really no surprise that it’s at the top of my favorite classics list 🙂

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I wasn’t expecting to love this one when I picked it up but I remember being immediately hooked and unable to put it down. It was nothing at all like what I expected and my mind was blown.

Persuasion by Jane Austen. Another Austen that I’ve also mentioned countless times on here. This one got me through a particularly rough period of time and filled me with so much hope. I’m an Austen girl for life!

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. This was one of the required readings at school that I absolutely loved. Lennie broke my heart! I’m pretty sure that I “forgot to give back” and “lost” the classroom and library copies because I didn’t want to give them back. Oops 🙊 #badpanda

The Color Purple by Alice Walker. If I’m not mistaken, this was also a book that we read in our humanities class at school. Celie’s is a powerful, haunting, and heartbreaking story. The movie wrecked me just as much as the book did.

Have you read any of these classics? What are your favourite classics?

8 thoughts on “Friday Favourites: Classics

    • Catcher in the Rye was another goodie, for sure! I still haven’t read Gatsby and I think I remember trying to read Secret Garden when I was in middle school and getting super freaked out by it (for some reason)! 😂

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  1. I need to go back and reread some of the books I was made to read in high school. I never enjoyed them because I was made to dissect and analyze everything which sucks the fun out of reading for me. I want to give some of those books a try as reading for fun and see if I’m able to enjoy them more

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    • Yeah, fair! Sometimes it was so painful getting through those books but for me it really depended on my teacher! I read some great books and the class had some fun discussions too! It was almost like the early years of a book club 😜 Haha hope you do enjoy those books if/when you reread them now!


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