English literature


When I am reading books I often notice that the author refers to classic English literature books or even Greek mythology. I must admit that I love it when one loves their classics. I have had ancient Greek and Latin at school so I do know most of these stories, but when it comes to English literature I have got some catching up to do. When I was in high school I did read a few books, such as ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ but that’s about it. Reading these books wasn’t mandatory so I mostly just read Dutch literature back then.

These days I start wondering what I have been missing out on. I want to get to know all these famous stories and why not read a couple of those every year? Two days ago I started reading ‘Little Women’. I have to get used to the way the English is used in the book, but the story is definitely not bad. I also have copies of  ‘The Scarlet Letter’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on my TBR., but I would like to read more. That’s why I want to make a list of English literature books that I want to read.

I have been searching for such a list online, but without success. So I need your help with this. Please let me know which English literature books you’ve read and what you thought. Do you have any recommendations for me?

2 Responses to English literature

  • I am not good with classics so far as well. Although I read more in class than you did…we had at least 1-2 classics a year.
    There is no real list, but you can look on amazon which classics are there for free. A lot of people told me to read Moby Dick, Treasure Island and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer…
    Also I want to read Frankenstein and Dracula one day…;)

    • I think we have Frankenstein here, Huib bought it. The classics are not very expensive at book fairs so sometimes I buy one!

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