I came across this list yesterday: 25 American Classics Everyone Should Read at Least Once. And honestly, I’ve only read a few. I’m not surprised. I read a lot, but I tend to read the newer stuff. And certainly not historical stuff. Boooorrrring. But reading about these classics has me thinking I should probably dig into a few of them. Maybe all of them? No, that would be silly. But a few that I will request from my favorite library are:
“The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson.” Just because.
“The House of Mirth.” It sounds delicious and devastating.
“How the Other Half Lives.” Depressing, but a need to know.
“Maggie: A Girl on the Street.” Because I love New York. And could never live there.
“The Portrait of a Lady.” Two words. Henry. James.
‘Their Eyes were Watching.” The 30s.
“To Kill a Mockingbird.” Again, just because.
So, how many of these Classics have you read? (Mom – have you read them all?) It’s not a simple quest… who’s with me?