This afternoon, I write my last final of my first semester of law school! Wish me luck!!!
I haven’t read very many classics. I find a lot of them are written in English that’s hard to understand, or they’re just not well-written and I don’t understand the hype. I also think a lot of classics are just not good. I tried to read Sanctuary by Faulkner a while ago and it was SO BAD, which is too bad because it sounded super interesting but it wasn’t. I stopped reading it like four chapters in.
But there are still lots of classics I want to read and think will be worth it. So here’s the list of classics by men that I want to read. The bolded ones are ones that I own.
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennesse Williams
- Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré
Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? Which should I try to read first? Let me know!