I love reading, but I’ve always found it difficult to get stuck into the classics. On considering the books I’d read recently, I was pretty disappointed with the amount of ‘must-read’ books that I’d actually got through. I studied English until A-Level and then read Classics at University, which involved so much reading for work, that I stopped turning it to it for pleasure. At least, I didn’t fancy tackling one of the tomes of literature as a wind down, so tended to go for more modern and light-hearted easy reads.
Now that I’ve left university behind, I’ve set myself the challenge of reading all the classic works of literature that frequently feature on Top 100 book lists. You can see the list here. The list is based on various opinion polls, published book lists and my personal interests, and this blog is designed to keep my motivation through some of the more difficult reads, so I can share my thoughts here once I’ve finished!
I’m not the world’s fastest reader, and The List is pretty heavy going, so I’ll also be reading other books along the way that take my interest – from Young Adult, to Historical Fiction, Business Books and Feminist Works.
Take a look around, feel free to suggest things I should add to my reading list!