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“Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” ― Kathleen Norris
My Thirty Before 30 list includes reading five classic books that I’ve always meant to. This quote got me thinking on that. I have a whole shelf full of Fitzgerald and Hemingway that I’ve been meaning to read, so I’m thinking that’s a good place to start.
Here is my tentative classics list:
- The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- For Whom the Bell Tolls or The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- Pride and Prejudice or Emma by Jane Austen (I have both free on my kindle)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- A tragedy (King Lear or Othello), comedy (As You Like It or Twelfth Night) and history (King John or Richard II) by William Shakespeare