Classics I Want to Read in 2019

Hi everyone,

Classics are, without a doubt, some of my favourite books to read. I love delving into a book that tells me so much more than just its plot. Classic literature can reveal so much about how people used to live, history and how society treated people. Often, I find that Classics have incredibly memorable characters and fantastic storylines that never get boring!

Here’s a list of Classics that I plan to read (at some point) in 2019!

#1 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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This remains the last Jane Austen book for me to read! I didn’t get round to reading it in November but I hope to definitely get to it in 2019.

#2 The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens is one of my favourite authors and I’d love to read more of his work!

#3 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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This is a very, VERY big book but one that would I would love to tick off the list.

#4 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually read this book. I’ve seen the film (and loved it!) so many times.

#5 Middlemarch by George Eliot

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I’ve heard such good things about this book and I’m very interested in reading more classic female authors.

#6 Villette by Charlotte Brontë

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#7 Howards End by E.M Forster

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I really enjoyed reading my first E.M Forster book this year (A Room with a View) so I’m definitely up for reading more!

#8 Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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I’ve seen the film adaptation of this starring Carey Mulligan and really enjoyed it!

#9 The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

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Another of my favourite authors!

#10 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

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This is an author that I’ve heard so much about but haven’t yet read any of their works.

Have you read any of these books? What’s your favourite Classic?

Thanks for reading!

Zoe xx

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  1. Didn’t read any as yet. I recently got Middlemarch in kindle and audible, and I’d received the Pickwick Papers as a gift last year ,definitely going to try them next year as well. Ditto on Daphne du Maurier!

    My favourite classics would have to be The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas that I first devoured in high school wide-eyed and breathless, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, at the end of which I felt I aged about five years, in a good way … I think. I highly recommend both if you haven’t read them already.

    I haven’t even properly started my 2019 list, I need to stop winging it otherwise I get lazy if you know what I mean. Good luck with your reading, though 🙂

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  2. War and Peace and Far From the Madding Crowd are two of my favorite classics, they’re both wonderful reads. War and Peace might be massive, but it’s so worth it. At least I think so! I want to branch out and read more by the Brontës beyound Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights too. I hope you enjoy all of these and happy reading! 😊

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  3. Great list of classics. I know in 2019 I am reading War and Peace with a few people over the entire span of the year. I am going to be doing a post some time in December explaining the way we are breaking it up into manageable pieces. lol. I also am interested to eventually read Middlemarch and The Pickwick Papers. Middlemarch I plan on reading how it was originally published as a serial novel. http://victorianserialnovels.org/1870-1872/.

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  4. That’s one impressive list! Enjoy! I have only read Nothanger Abbey, which was great fun but also clearly one of her earlier writings (but then she’s brilliant so a less ‘matured’ book is still a good book) but I have heard of the rest and it seems like you’re in for a good ride!

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