Sunday, August 04, 2013

Classic Literature

I enjoy reading classics. It is hard to say what makes a book "classic" but these are the books which have the ability to stay alive generation after generation. I have enjoyed reading some of the famous authors and among those my personal favourites are Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, the Bronte sisters, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Agatha Christie and J. R. R. Tolkien. As a kid my all time favourite author was Enid Bylton.

Some of my favourite books (with their goodreads links) by these authors are

1. Endless Night by Agatha Christie

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

4. Middlemarch by George Eliot

5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

8. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

10. The Enchanted Woods by  Enid Blyton
In my personal opinion if you enjoy reading but you have never read a classic book then you don't know what you are missing. Don't judge these books just because they are on the reading lists of universities/colleges. Give them a chance and you might find your next favourite book ;) furthermore, classics ebooks are easily available for free downloads so its not going to cost you anything either.
Links to some of the sites I use are given below;