Include a Classic with Your Reading

What is on your bucket list of titles to read—whether in print or on a tablet?  Whether you prefer non-fiction or fiction, it is always good to go back to the classics and appreciate anew why the work was considered a classic in the first place.  In order to keep pace with your present “To Read” list of bestsellers and those that you’ve always wanted to read, why not try to make every third book a classic.  What classics shall they be?  There are various ways to approach this pleasant task of selection.  You may want to take a group of representational authors such as the following:  Henry David Thoreau (Walden; Civil Disobedience); Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter; The House of Seven Gables); Charles Dickens (David Copperfield; Tale of Two Cities);  Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility); Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island; Kidnapped); Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov; Crime and Punishment);  Willa Cather (My Ántonia; O Pioneers!); Herman Melville (Moby Dick; or, The Whale); Ernest Hemingway (Farewell to Arms; The Sun Also Rises); Isabel Allende (House of Spirits; Daughter of Fortune).  The librarians in Teen Services, and Adult Services/Reference will be happy to assist you in your quest.

 

Written by Reference Librarian Ellie.

 

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