Do you ever get sick of those lists that pop up on Twitter and Facebook that tell you THE classic books that you should read. Almost never varying and mostly pre-1970s, I am a bit fed up of the term "classic" being used for only old books. Hence, I decided to do up my own list. I consider these to be classics and while a few have been made into movies, have you ever read the books? We all know that they tend to be better than the edited and sometimes, recreated versions on the big screen.
Quite a long list, but maybe you will spot something that will appeal to you :)
NEW "CLASSICS" Part One.......
1."Room" by Emma Donoghue
2. "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana deRosnay
3. "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" by John Boyne
4. "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Seabold
5. "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese
6. "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
7. "The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller
8. "The Snapper" by Roddy Doyle
9." North and South" by John Jakes
10. "The Help" by Katherine Stockett
11. "Animal's People" by Indra Sinhah
12. "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers
13." The Secret Scripture" by Sebastian Barry
14. "The Secret Lives of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
15. "As Small As An Elephant" by JenniferRichard Jacobson
16. "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow" by Peter Hoeg
17. "The Penance Room" by Carol Coffey
18. "Out of Africa" by Karen Blixon
19. "The Herbalist" by Niamh Boyce
20. "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
Right, there you go! Part one of God knows how many parts....Will try to add more every few weeks. All of these books are available on Amazon and your local bookshop should be able to order them in too. Also, as they are "Classics", most are available from your local library. Let me know in the comments section, underneath, if you have read any of these and what you thought of them.
Happy Reading !!!!