You might remember my reading challenge from this post back in January. It's no great surprise to me that many remain unread. I am very bad at sticking to challenges of any kind. That said I still intend to read those books some day. The thing is though, my To Be Read list is even longer now. Just lately the urge to read the classics has come over me and I find myself daily adding to my Amazon wishlist and planning where I can squeeze another bookshelf.
I read a fair few classics when I was doing my A levels and my degree but there are great gaps in my reading which I'd like to fill. Recent reads have been Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell and Wuthering Heights. All completely unlike each other and all very enjoyable. But there are so many more wonderful classics waiting for me and thanks to publishers like Vintage and imprints like Penguin English Library and Penguin Modern Classics there are beautiful, stylish paperback editions of classic literature perfect for someone like me who judges a book by its cover and who has never seen the attraction of an e-reader.
I especially like these Vintage editions of Dickens and have begun to work my way through him beginning with his first novel The Pickwick Papers which I am finding hilarious.