8 Classic Books I Want To Read In 2019
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8 Classic Books I Want To Read In 2019

Can't go wrong with classic, right?


One of my goals that I'm constantly working at is reading more. I have a fairly busy schedule between work, school, and my sorority, but I enjoy making lists of books that I plan to read after I finish my current one. One genre of books that I typically stray away from are classics. It's not that they're boring or overrated, I just typically tend to grab the closest, newest young adult I can find. It's unfortunate, but 2019 is the year I'm going to change that.

At work the other day, I was almost nearly scolded when I admitted that I had never read 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee (yes, this does make an appearance on this list). For some reason, my 8th-grade class instead read The Hunger Games series. Because I've read so few classic books, I feel as if I have little appreciation and knowledge for this genre. These authors are revolutionary and still continue to shape the world and literature.

After doing a little research, I've narrowed down the top eight classic books I want to read in 2019. There are several authors I've read other books from and another book I started reading but never finished due to school and other obligations. There were other books that I was forced read in high school for papers that didn't make the cut. I do plan to reread them at some point. After all, there's a difference in everything when you're forced to read instead of when you read for fun.

1. "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

2. "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

3. "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

4. "For Whom The Bells Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway

5. "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy

6. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

7. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

8. "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

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