Classics Archive

When I review books, I try to keep them recent, and I try to stray from books people have read twenty times already (Twilight, for example). But I really enjoy reading classics, like To Kill a Mockingbird and such. Just because we've all read the classics doesn't mean we can't discuss them. I will talk about these sorts of books in ways sometimes differently than how I typically review books, and basically give you my thoughts. It may be a classic, but I don't have to like it. People may have read it enough to make them roll their eyes, but I could be completely moved. I don't really like keeping random opinions to myself, and this is no excuse. If I read a book, I want to talk about it.

In my own writing, I have been influenced by classic authors. Sometimes I think they're too overlooked with all of the modern stories out there today (okay, that's basically a known fact) but I refuse to forget about them.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Agnes Grey - Anne Brontë
Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Tenant of Wilfell Hall - Anne Bronte
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Villette - Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë