The Classics Book Club – 12 Books You Should Have Read
I’ve admitted it before, I’m a bit of a Classic Book Virgin. But I’m working on it.
Last year I read loads of incredible books I wished I’d read earlier and it’s so happening again in 2016. My gorgeous pal and I plan to tick off 12 books that everyone tells us we absolutely should have read by now. The rules? We haven’t read them in full before and (here’s the important bit) they’re all books we’re actually inclined to read.
Sorry War and Peace, sorry Ulysses, you guys aren’t on the list. I want to read more incredible vintage and modern classics in 2016, but there are some tomes that just don’t float my boat. Plus, we want this to be more fun-book-club-and-coffee than English-literature-and-pressure-all-over-again.
Here’s the current list of books we’ll be tackling this year, in no particular order (yet!). In January we’re reading Sense and Sensibility, feel free to read along with us.
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- On The Road by Jack Kerouac
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Mrs Dalloway by Virgina Woolf
- Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald