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#58: Read 10 Classics That I’ve Never Read

September 23, 2009

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a-moveable-feast-hemingwayI am now half done with #58!  I just finished Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast this weekend, and absolutely loved it. For being such a bookworm, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’d previously only ever read portions of Hemingway. So after finishing A Movable Feast I put holds on 5 more of his books at the library!

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell – I checked this one off the list in 2007
  2. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – this was a slow read for me. It was good, not the greatest book ever, but I enjoyed it.
  3. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – loved it — one of my new favorite books! Yes, it could be condensed (1200 pages!), but it’s a still an excellent read. After several recommendations, I finally checked it out at the library.
  4. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  5. Slapstick or Lonesome No More by Kurt Vonnegut – I typically enjoy Vonnegut, but this book just didn’t click with me. For whatever reason, it took me ages to finish as I kept reading other books in between!

OK, five classics down, and five to go. What should I read next?

  • Greg D
    October 9, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I would put One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey on your list.

  • ri
    September 26, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I Just love A Moveable Feast its my favorite book thanks for sharing your experience :)

  • Hedon
    September 24, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I loved Atlas! One of my all time favs. You might also try The Fountainhead by Rand.

    I also highly recommend “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Dumas. A rip-roaring adventure and utterly enjoyable. I’m reading it right now and loving every minute.

  • poweredbytofu
    September 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Yay, I reserved The Sun Also Rises at the library too.

    Love Salinger and Fitzgerald. I’ve read 3 of those, so I’ll have to check out Brideshead Revisted and The Stranger.

  • Stephanie
    September 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I love Hemingway too! The Sun Also Rises is one of my favorite books ever.

    Classics to tackle: Great Expectations (shortest and most romantic Dickens), Tender is the Night (more fabulous partying in Europe to follow Hemingway), Brideshead Revisited, The Stranger, Catcher in the Rye, Grapes of Wrath…