The Classics

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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:

  1. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls or The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  3. Pride and Prejudice or Emma by Jane Austen (I have both free on my kindle)
  4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  5. A tragedy (King Lear or Othello), comedy (As You Like It or Twelfth Night) and history (King John or Richard II) by William Shakespeare