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6 Classic Novels I Haven’t Read | Blogtober17 Day 14

I love reading. Always have done. I was that kid at school who begged to take books outside at playtime. But there are an awful lot of classic novels I’ve never got around to reading. This post contains affiliate links.

1. Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck

I think most people tend to read this at school, but it wasn’t on our curriculum for some reason. I know it’s one of those books that I really should read, it’s always on those “Read These Books Before You’re 30” type Buzzfeed lists.

2. Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Ok, not strictly true, I TRIED to read it. I’m sure, as an adult, I might have more success, but I found it slow going and hard to get into. I’ve seen the films since, and still wasn’t massively taken with it. Maybe Orcs just aren’t for me.

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I’ve heard the song. That’s about my entire knowledge of this book. I’ve never even seen a TV or Film adaptation of it. How I’ve made it to 31 with this being the case, I’m really not sure. I think I might have to do something about that.

4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

It is on my bookshelf in the living room. I’ve never opened it. And I love a bit of gothic horror. This one I have seen adaptations of, but I think Frankenstein’s monster has been made a bit of a Hallowe’en cliche and it put me off.

5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Again, we didn’t do it at school, and it’s never tempted me. It’s another important one, isn’t it? One day…

6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Considering we’re heading into a world that may not be too dissimilar to what’s described here, and considering it is once again sitting on my bookshelf primed and ready to be read, I’ve still very little desire to pick it up. I think somehow, in my head, I equate it with Catch-22, which I hated every second of.

Do you have any classic books you’d recommend I get round to reading? Or are there any you wish you’d read but haven’t yet?


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6 thoughts on “6 Classic Novels I Haven’t Read | Blogtober17 Day 14

  1. Snap! I did a post on novels I wish I’d read. To Kill a Mockingbird is on it although I have seen the film and a stage play. I’ve read all the others, I read Lord of The Rings when I was about 15 but it was a bit of a cult book, everyone I knew had read it or was reading it. I loved it once I got into it. I half read Frankenstein, I absolutely love Dracula and have read it many, many times and I thought I would like this too but just couldn’t get into it. Maybe I should give it another go. #blogtober17
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  2. There are lots of ‘classics’ that I have never got around to reading and Frankenstein is one of them for me too! I read quite a bit nowadays and I’m trying to catch up on some of the old classics but it’s hard when there are so many amazing new books to read too. I think I need to make more of an effort and maybe pick at least one oldie a month. To Kill A Mockingbird is an absolute must read though, you need to rectify that as soon as possible! I read it at school but appreciated it even more as an adult. It really is a classic for a reason. My all time favourite classic has to be War and Peace though. I finally got around to reading it last year and I loved every single page of it.

  3. I’ve read three of those – Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein and To Kill A Mockingbird. Loved them all. I don’t think I’d have the patience for The Lord Of The Rings and have heard that there are some very creepy bits in 1984 but I might give Of Mice And Men a try one day.
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