A while back we had a “if you were on a desert island with only 5 movies” thread. I had a great time remembering all my favorite movies. We’ve probably done something along the same line with television shows. Now, I’d like to do one for books.
What are your favorite classic books of all time? I’d love to do something more than stare at a screen. Sometime, before I die, I’d like to read as many classic books as I possibly can. Nothing forms your mind and character like a great book. Nothing.
I’d like to start with 2 provisos.
First, I know there are tons of great children’s books. I read them to my grandchildren all the time. But I’m looking to develop my mind, so we’re talking about books intended for adults (and not dirty ones.)
And second, I realize that there are a lot of very religious people on the boards and they are all going to say the Bible. Yes, I’ve read it. Dozens of times. For more than 30 years. Yes, it should be on every classic literature list. We’ll assume it’s already on this one. Now, I need the rest of the list. Thank you.
So, with that said, let’s begin!