So... today's topic is a pretty interesting one. Confession: I've been saving up for this topic for sometime now. I had no idea when I'd get the opportunity to use this list, but I made it up anyways, thinking that if not for TTT, I'd post it on my own. But yay! Now I get to share it with all of you!
I know a lot of readers have problems with classics. Maybe it's because of the way they were taught in school, maybe it's because of a preconceived notion that they're boring, or maybe they tried reading them and really did find them boring. Well, whatever the reason, the fact remains that a lot of people are reluctant readers of literary classics.
Well, here I am! I've come to rescue you from the clutches of the Classics Aversion Syndrome. I'm sure most (if not all) of you love YA books? And why is that? Aside from the excellent writing and stories we find in them, a main cause is the fact that we can relate to the characters, right? Because we're young adults ourselves, or because we've all been through that part of life, and loved it?
So, for your reading pleasure, here is a list of classics which will appeal to the quintessential lover of YA. They either have young adult characters or they're just ones that I think a YA book lover will find enjoyable!
Top Ten Classics for the Reluctant Reader of Classics (but lover of YA)
“The woods are never solitary--they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity.”
"You'll never write anything that really satisfies you though it may satisfy other people. As for love stories, you cant write them because you can feel them. Dont try to write anything you cant feel - it will be a failure - 'echoes worth nothing'."
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
“I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out."
"There is no pleasure in life like the joy of achievement."
What do you think of these recs? Do you have any to add for the reluctant classics reader? And if you are one, would you try out any of these books? Sound off in the comments!