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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:
Top Ten Favorite Classics!
So this week’s topic just brings up the age-old question: What makes a classic? I still haven’t quite figured out exactly what the definition of a classic is, but here are my favorites anyway! 😉
1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: A children’s sci-fi classic, for sure! This is one of my favorite books of all time, with memorable characters and a great adventure! Also, Calvin was my first literary crush, for sure! 😉
2. The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Stories by Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by Lane Smith: My favorite picture book from childhood! This has become a classic tale of fairytale retellings, complete with humor made perfectly for children! LOVE.
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Because honestly, every time I have read this book I learn something new. And Atticus Finch is such a hero.
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: My first dystopian novel. One that renewed my faith in required reading. One that made me think about the future of the world I live in now.
6. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton: Guys, this was the only novel I read all the way through in my HS American Literature class. I was fascinated by this dark and emotional novel. I feel like this really inspired my connecting with troubled souls through books.
7. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells: I love the scientific approach to a futuristic world. This explores different facets of humanity and societal development, and I just find it fascinating!
8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: Because who can resist a novel about an arrogant attractive young man? The writing style is classic and beautiful.
9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: The only Dickens novel I have completely finished. And I LOVE it! This novel explores identity development by looking at the past, present, and future. I just adore this novel!
10. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: Again, another one of those novels that I have no idea why I clung on so hard to this one, but I was just fascinated by this story. Plus the fact that you could use this novel to answer any and every essay question on the AP English exam just intrigued me because of how much stuff is in this rather short novel. CRAZY!
I know, I know. This is a WEIRD list. But what can I say? I have eclectic tastes! What are your favorite classics? Do you love any of mine? Do you HATE any of mine? Leave me a comment and let’s chat!
Love and GIRL MEETS WORLD!,