Right, let’s get straight down to business. Here are my top 5 classic books of all time:
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
A classic book that I enjoyed, but didn’t LOVE! The plot is great and the characters are lovely, but I thought it just dragged on a bit after a while. Not my favourite, but definitely in my top 5!
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
One of the few books I’ve read on my phone. A charming story with a well-deserved label of “classic”. I’m not a huge fan of the film (I always fall asleep half-way through!), but the book is a cosy, little get-away when you’re on a break at work.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I had to read Les Mis at school, and I have to confess that was one of the few books I actually read at school! Yes, most of my book reports were done based on a summary I had found somewhere. I’m not proud of it, but it happened! Les Mis is such a gripping story that I couldn’t put it down! So, well done to Victor Hugo for encouraging teens to read!
- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
A great adventure, if you skip all the song bits! Haha! The Hobbit is such a brilliant story, packed with adventures and tiny people (so shorties like me can relate!)! What’s not to like?! (Apart from the songs that seem to go on forever…)
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Hands down the BEST classic book ever written (I apologise if I’ve offended all you Shakespearians, but Jane Austen rocks!). It’s perfect! She has too much pride… He has too much prejudice… It just works! Also, there’s this brilliant series on youtube called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which is a modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice! A-MA-ZING! I’m such a big fan of this story I’m planning on reading it again this summer, when I have more time, after I graduate (fingers crossed THAT comes around soon!).