#5OnMyTBR | Classics

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook
You can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it.

Hello my loves! I am trying out a new bookish blog meme #5OnMyTBR. I think this will be a fun way to share the books I am excited about (and hopefully) motivate me to ACTUALLY read them!! So this weeks prompt is five classics on your TBR. Now you all know I’m not super into classics but I do have a few sitting on my shelf. Let me know in the comments what I should prioritize! If you have read these I want to know your thoughts!!

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Okay. Okay. I know I haven’t read this yet and literally EVERYONE recommends it! I love the movie with Colin Firth.. you know which one I’m talking about!! I do hope to get to this soon.

Little Women by Louisa May Allcott

“I like good strong words that mean something…”

Little Women. I have loved this movie since I was like ten…so why haven’t I read the book? No one really knows. I just watched the new movie a month ago and I’m motivated to finally pick this up. Plus this has all the winter feels so it will be perfect for the end of the year.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”

So I feel like Rebecca has some creepy gothic vibes and I am here for that. So I am planning on picking it up next month during spooky season!

The Iliad by Homer (translated by Richard Lattimore)

Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”

Full disclosure…I basically want to read this for two reasons. One, I read The Song of Achilles this year and will die for it. Also, I was in such a slump that I watched all of the interviews of Madeline Miller that I could find. She basically made me want to be in love with all things Greek Myth. Second, in the darkest days of quarantine Pierce Brown went live on Instagram and was reading the Iliad. I need to read the rest!!

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Yeah…this one probably doesn’t fully count. I’ve already read it. A few times. However, I want to do another reread of the Secret Garden. It’s just one of my favorites. I’m dying for someone to write a fantasy retelling. I think it could it could be epic.

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