I think this summer, I’ll try to concentrate on my Classics Club list! I will hopefully have a lot more spare time than I’ve had in the past few months!
1. Cecilia – Fanny Burney. I will finish it this summer. I will.
2. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier. I am so intrigued by the famous first sentence of this book: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” I don’t know why. It just sounds gloriously creepy in a way I can’t really explain or even understand fully. And I’m currently reading Bag of Bones by Stephen King, which references Rebecca a lot.
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde. I remember mostly enjoying this in high school (except the random 15-page passage about tapestries) and I’ve been meaning to get around to reading it again.
4. Animal Farm – George Orwell. We read this in middle school when it was WAY over our heads and to be honest, it really freaked me out. I’d really like to take another look at it now that I know more about allegories and whatnot.
5. 1984 – George Orwell. I’ve read this before, but I’ve never actually reviewed it on the blog and it’s been a while since I last read it (perhaps since junior year of college, which is, scarily enough, more than two years ago now).
7. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allen Poe. This is one of my favorite short stories by Poe, and I’m looking forward to reading it again.
8. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allen Poe. I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s on The List (as well as my Classics Club list)!
9. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Lewis Stevenson. Again, I’ve read this before, but it’s been a while and I really like it, so I’m looking forward to getting lost in it again!
10. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood. I’ve heard so many good things about this one and I can’t wait to read it!
What’s on your summer TBR list? Are you looking to reread, or are you branching out? I’m excited to do a little bit of both 🙂by