Classic Novels I Haven’t Read (Yet)

Evening lovelies!

So, if you haven’t already guessed, I love reading. I love old books, new books, long, short. It doesn’t matter, I’m a huge bookworm. Since moving into our own place, me and Matt have had the freedom (and space!) to fill our home with as much of ‘us’ as we like, and that means a huge collection of books.

I do love reading the classics. Most of my ‘all time favourite books’ are classic novels! Recently though, I’ve been going through a huge YA phase. I think that’s because I’ve recently found the bookish community on social media (WordPress, Instagram) and a lot of the accounts I follow do tend to revolve around YA books. I feel like the phase, for me, is coming to a close, and the giant, beautiful hard back collection of classic novels on my bookshelf have been staring at me for way too long!

Classic Novels I Can’t Wait To Read!

War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Original War of the Worlds album artwork

I’m a huge science fiction fan. These have been on my reading list for years and years now, and now whenever I think about any of the I get butterflies because I’m so excited to read them!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

Can I call myself a bookworm if I haven’t ever read a Jane Austen book? I also can’t allow myself to watch any film adaptations until I’ve read the book, so there’s that too. This is one of the ‘ultimate classics’ that is on the tip of everybody’s tongue and I can’t believe I haven’t read it.

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker Dracula

I love Gothic Horror, I love horror, I love vampires, I love history. I have a feeling I’ll really like this book.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express

I’ve never read an Agatha Christie mystery, but I have always wanted to. Since Doctor Who did an episode based around her, I’ve been even more eager. I’d say this novel was one of the more famous ones, so I guess I’ll start there!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I haven’t read the book, I haven’t seen the film. I think the idea of the 1920’s is beautiful, and I can only imagine how descriptive of the time the novel is! I’ve heard quite a lot of it, and I vaguely remember being told a huge spoiler but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it just the same!

30 thoughts on “Classic Novels I Haven’t Read (Yet)

  1. These are some of my favorite books. I can’t wait to hear how you liked them!!

    I’ve always wanted to read every book in the Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction. I think you may have just inspired me to start on this endeavor again… I only made it through about 6 books on my first attempt. Which is really very sad. 😦


  2. I’ve never read anything by HG Wells…since my oldest son is really into Warehouse 13 now, he’s been introduced to the idea of HG Wells that way…although I had to tell him the truth about the historical, real person so he wouldn’t be confused. πŸ™‚
    I generally don’t like horror, but Dracula is very well-written and thought-provoking on a number of levels.
    Sorry, folks, don’t beat me up, but I have tried Ms. Austen and just never found her style to my liking. I do appreciate her characterizations, though, especially in Northanger Abbey and Emma (movie versions preferred).
    Agatha Christie, in terms of style, I think may be a hit or miss for some as well. Again, I prefer the Masterpiece Theatre versions. πŸ™‚
    If you haven’t already read the following classics, I highly recommend them: A Tale of Two Cities (Mr. Dickens), The Scarlet Pimpernel (the Baroness Orczy), and Little Women (Louisa May Alcott).

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    • Thanks for the insights. I’ve heard Austen’s style is a bit like marmite, so I’m looking forward to trying her out.

      Oh, you’re getting me all excited for the books I wrote about. I can’t wait. So many books, so little time!

      Thank you for the suggestions. I’ve wanted to read A Tale of Two Cities in the past, same with Little Woman. But, I haven’t heard of The Scarlet Pimpernel! I’ve have a look.


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