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Sunday Salon – Classic Suggestions

Sunday Salon

Managed to read two books since last Sunday. Both Georgette Heyer and the Heyerathon continues as I am finishing The Masqueraders. All the gender bending and cross dressing in Heyer had me rewatching Amanda Bynes’s She’s the Man (love Twelfth Night play) this week. Also, starting j-drama Hana Kimi.

A couple questions for this Sunday. Does anyone access this post from the Yahoo!Pipes or the RSS Sunday Salon feed? I’ve been trying to figure out if that works. I post my links to the FB group but I wonder if the original SS feed works at all and if anyone uses it since I couldn’t manage to a few weeks ago.

Secondly, I think I will be joining the Classics Club to read 50 classic books in five years. My problem now is to develop my list. I’m going to make the list more than 50 (perhaps 60 or 65) so that I can have some legroom. I am not good at planning my life that far ahead, so this will be a challenge.

Please list me suggestions of ‘classic’ books you like and that I could read. I’ve read a fair number so far, so the more suggestions, the better. Thank you!

Happy reading, everyone!

6 Comments

  • MJ

    I’m doing The Classics Club, and it was a lot of fun to make my list. After reading everyone else’s lists, I could have easily doubled mine!

    Some of my favorite classics that I’ve read in the past are “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Winesburg, Ohio,” and “Middlemarch.” Good luck with your list!

    • athena

      Hi MJ! Thank you for sharing your list. I haven’t heard of a recommendation for Winesburg, Ohio. I also can’t remember if I read Streetcar, but I will put on my list in case. Middlemarch is already there. Good luck!

  • Jeremy

    I also have joined the Classics Club and have put together my list, which you can take a look at here.

    Over the years I’ve grown to have a great appreciation for Russian literature, so maybe Tolstoy’s War and Peace or maybe Dostoyevksy’s Crime and Punishment? I also added a book to mine that I didn’t think I’d ever want to take a look at and that’s Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. I hope you’re able to find some classics that you want to tackle!

    • athena

      Hi Jeremy! Thanks for sharing your list. I’ve always had a big love of Russain classic and have read W&P and C&P. Though you have reminded me to put The Brothers Karamazov. Gone With the Wind is also on my list because so many people seem to love it so I should see why. Thanks and good luck on the challenge!

  • Jennifer O. (@LitEndeavors)

    AS much as I hate to offer up the stereotypical woman reads, they’re classics! You can’t go wrong with them.

    Wuthering Heights
    Gone with the Wind
    Anna Karenina
    Madame Bovary
    The Age of Innocence
    The Awakening and Other Stories
    Pride and Prejudice

    • athena

      Hi Jennifer! Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve read most of them or have some on the list already, but good reminder about Madame Bovary and The Awakening. Have a good week!

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