A couple of months ago, some teens came into the library with a school assignment called “Books that Make You Smarter”. They had to read books from a list of new & old classics – everything from The Iliad and Great Expectations to The Lord of the Rings and The Lord of the Flies.
This really got me thinking about all the books that I’ve read and forgotten about over the years! So, I have a new project to catch up on some great classics of literature. I’ve been reading like crazy, and watching all the movies I can get my hands on that have been based on the books. This leads me to my top 5 favourite classics – top heavy on “chicklit”…
1. Pride and Prejudice (or anything else by Jane Austen)
2. Jane Eyre
3. Wuthering Heights
5. David Copperfield