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Favourite Classic Books + My To-Read List + Happy Canada Day + Euro Final!

Phew…that’s a long title. Any who, the euro final is about to start at any time now, so I’m going to skip a long intro.

I’ve been slowly trying to read as many classic literature books as possible. This, of course, means frequent visits to my closest Chapters or Indigo. I have finally compiled a short list of my favourites.

1.) Gulliver’s Travels – I know a lot of people *dislike* this book very much, but I just love it. Love it.

2.) Animal Farm – I think I included the last line of this book in a previous post of mine featuring my favourite quotes. I adore the last line of this book. Really, though, the whole book is just fantastic.

3.) Lord of the Flies – “Sucks to your ass-mar!” This always has me rolling on the ground.

4.) Of Mice and Men

5.) East of Eden

6.) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass –  I’m constantly quoting these two books and trying to pass them off as my own.

7.) The Picture of Dorian Gray

8.) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – To be honest, I love anything and everything Sherlock. The original stories, the old tv show, Robert Downey’s Sherlock movies, and, of course, the BBC Sherlock.

9.) Moby Dick

10.) 1984

My list is relatively short, and I’m still working on it. I still have a lot–a lot–of books I need to read. These include:

Wuthering Heights (while I’m familiar with the story, I’ve never read it).

Sense and Sensibility (same as above).

Tale of Two Cities

Handmaid’s Tale

The Phantom of the Opera

Grapes of Wrath

Fahrenheit 451

The Count of Monte Cristo

Anna Karenina

Jane Eyre

Perfume: Story of a Murderer (Not really a classic, but I am in the midst of reading it).

On a totally separate note:

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! ❤

And on another totally separate note:

The Euro final is finally upon us. In fact, as I type this, the match is just about to begin. By default (I’m still bitter over Germany and Portugal) I will be rooting for Italy. Hope this match will be entertaining! Who are you rooting for?

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Books that inspire me to write…

In order to preserve time (as it’s one in the morning where I am), I’ll just be listing them.

10.) Lord of the flies by William Golding

9.) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

8.) Animal Farm by George Orwell

7.) The Postmistress by Sarah Blake – I only like the writing in this book, more so than the story, plot, characters, etc.

6.) The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

5.) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Childhood classic that transcends time

4.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

3.) Most of Sarah Dessen’s books – I know, I know, a far cry from everything else listed here. But these books are fun, summer reads. Especially for teenage girls, which, I am. 

2.) Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

1.) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Just about the most touching, raw, emotional books I’ve ever read. In my life.

 

Well what do you know, that came out to exactly ten. I’m sure as I’m typing this now, five more inspiring books are coming to mind. But for now, these are the books that inspire me to write, without fail, whenever I read them.

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