Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Classics Club January Question: Best So Far

The January Classics Club question:
"What is the best book you've read so far for The Classics Club — and why? Be sure to link to the post where you discussed the book! (Or, if you prefer, what is your least favorite read so far for the club, and why?)"

Having just started on this official classics quest in September, I've only read three books for the challenge so far. The best of the three without a doubt is A Tale of Two Cities. (My review here.) And why is it the best?
  • an unlikely hero
  • a tumultuous historical backdrop
  • witty and at times sarcastic writing
  • it's a Charles Dickens that's not huge but manageable!
  • love and sacrifice at its very best
  • plot twists and other sneaky stuff
  • an ending that will stick with you forever
What's a favorite classic you've read recently... and what makes it so good?


  1. I just finished reading/reviewing Breakfast at Tiffany's for the Classics Club :) Great little book! Short in length, but complex.

  2. I have loved every Dickens' book I've read, but this one is definitely one of the favorites.

  3. I think my favourite recently-read classic has to be Pride & Prejudice. Oddly, I don't think I've ever read any Dickens (I think I tried when I was younger, but didn't get very far) - but this might be a good place to start!

  4. I haven't read Tale of Two Cities and plan to spend more time reading classics this year. I'll put it on my list.

    1. Ann: Awesome. I'd love to know what you think if you get to it.

  5. I guess by now I should be used to always being the odd one out when it comes to books but I still always feel bad about not liking Dickens.



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