'CLASSICS' THAT I LOVED
- •The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthornePeople complain about this one, but aside from being forced to read it, it's good.
- •The Awakening by Kate ChopinI still go back to read it. It's short enough to be a quick afternoon read. Then I spend the evening watching morose movies and drinking hot tea while contemplating life, love, and free will.
- •Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserRead it in an American Lit class in college. Could not put it down. I neglected other school work until I finished it.
- •Ethan Frome by Edith WhartonClassic romance tropes, forbidden love, sacrifice, what's not to love about the gut-wrenching conclusion of this satisfying novel?
- •Pride & Prejudice by Jane AustenI hated this when forced to read it in high school, but when I went back to it as an adult I finally got what the fuss was about.
- •A Separate Peace by John KnowlesI always recommend this one, but so far no one I know likes it.
- •Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteMy favorite book of all time, though I read it with a different appreciation of Bertha now.