Classics Club Question

Here’s the question for May 2018:


What is your favorite classic book? Why?

This isn’t really a difficult question.  To Kill A Mockingbird, which I read in adulthood, is one that moved and inspired me.  We adopted a cat around the time I read this book and promptly named her Scout.

scout5I also have a love for Jane Eyre, since it was the first classic I read on my own when I was a sophomore in high school.  Although I haven’t read it recently I spent a few years watching all of the movie adaptations of the book. So much fun!

So what’s your favorite classic?



18 thoughts on “Classics Club Question

  1. Kay says:

    Probably my favorite non-mystery classic would be either A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN or SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. As to mysteries, well, for me, you can’t beat Agatha Christie’s books. Or at least my favorites. Too many to list.

  2. datmama4 says:

    Now I’m wracking my brain, trying to remember which classics I’ve read recently. I think one of my favorites has been Great Expectations (Dickens). I had no idea it was so humorous until I read it aloud for our kids as part of our homeschooling curriculum one year. We still quote the tongue-in-cheek favorite one-liners. It’s kind of like how there’s so much wonderful sarcasm in Pride and Prejudice.

  3. Care says:

    Favorite Classics is such a tough question! I might have to say Les Miserables for similar reasons to you – it was a memorable read while in HS when I wondered if I could handle such a long old book. I fell so hard in love with it. And I fell hard for Jane a few weeks ago. 🙂

  4. Irene says:

    I read Jane Eyre recently and I loved it too! Still, my classic pick would be Little Women for exactly the same reasons you love Jane Eyre. I read when I was younger and have fond memories of it 🙂

  5. Brona says:

    Having read a number of these posts now, I can safely say it’s the personal experience or happy memory that a certain classic evokes that is the thing that tips it over into one’s all-time favourite.
    Little Women and Jane Eyre would both be in my top 5 for those reasons and Too Kill A Mockingbird as well. It also shows the importance of introducing children to the classics at home and at school. If it changes/influences just one child in each class, then its job is done!

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