As mentioned in my post about my 2021 reading goals, I plan to read all of my unread books this year and get rid of the ones I don’t get to. Today I am sharing all of the classics that I own that I need to read before the end of the year:
Northanger Abbey, Sense & Sensibility, and Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – One is a physical book, one on kindle, and one on audio. Quite a variety here. I’d really like to read all of her novels – hopefully this will be the year I finally make progress.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – I’ve never read from this author and I’ve never seen the show, but I’m very interested to see what all of the hype is about.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – I am very interested in this book. I had planned to read it in October, but I was in a bad reading slump at the time.
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle – I have a vague memory of reading a Sherlock Holmes story a long time ago and I think I enjoyed it, though I don’t know if I finished it. I’ve always been interested in Holmes and this was free on kindle.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – I have never read a Dickens novel and I’d really like to change that.
My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell – I really like the PBS show ‘The Durrells in Corfu’ and want to read at least the first book the series is based on. I’ve actually already started this and Gerald Durrell writes beautiful descriptions.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – I know nothing of this novel, but it has been on my TBR for years because an author recommended it. I got it on sale for the kindle in 2020. I’ve heard good things so I look forward to reading it.