I’m often the butt of jokes in my social circle because I haven’t seen a lot of iconic movies (Goodfellas, Psycho, etc.) but when it comes to reading the classics I’ve got most of them beat. I read a lot of classical literature when I was a teenager and in recent years I’ve made more of an effort to include some of these older titles on my reading lists.
Now that I have more time on my hands this summer, I’m challenging myself to include more classics on my reading list, both old and modern, all critically celebrated, featuring authors that are new-to-me. Even you might be surprised to learn that I haven’t read some of the titles on my bookshelf this month.
No spoilers, please. Let me catch up first and then we’ll talk.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler
- Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
- Last Orders by Graham Swift
Psst- wanna see which books have previously graced my bookshelves? Click here. Want even more fun reading recommendations? I’ve got some for you here. Don’t forget to find me on Goodreads so we can snoop each other’s bookshelves and dish about our favourites.