Hi everybody! I graduated from college in December and since I have a lot of free time now, I figured it would be a good idea to cultivate my general knowledge by reading some classics...
Which classics would you recommend?
Oh, I forgot to mention I live in Argentina so some books might be hard to get, especially if they're in English :(
I read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and attempted several times to read Jane Eyre. I'm really into Spanish work that's been translated. I just finished reading Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, loved it. It's incredible! Incredible author! I'm looking through several authors right now, Umberto Eco, Perez-Reverte: that's the last name, can't remember the first name.
I'm currently reading 3 books. A heavy read, a medium heavy read - plot oriented and quick paced, and a simple but tolerable book. I just finished Angel's Game which was my heavy read, and switched it with The Fencing Master by Perez Reverte. I think he's an Italian author. I'm also reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. Have fun!
I love the classics-- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James is wonderful, and you should definitely read The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.
I'm actually reading through a list of classics that my teachers gave me when I was in high school. It's a pretty long list and I know it will take a long time to get through, but I'm just picking the books at random and slowly crossing them off as I go. The list is on my blog if you're interested-- it's the page called "Book List."
I'll definitely check it out! Thank you for replying!