Experience is a Doorway, Not a Final Destination- Oswald Chambers

Thursday, April 15

I Want to Grow a Mustache

I am almost finished reading the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It is a little disturbing, I must say.  I have never read something so anti everything else I have ever read.

Heathcliff-you scare me.

Recently my sister, mother and I have decided that we are going to read through a handful of books and get together for coffee every few weeks to see how we are progressing.  

We are jokingly calling our group the Classic City Classic Club. Can you guess the types of books we are going to read?

It appeals to me because I want to smoke a cigar, sit in an armchair with a red velvet robe and discuss the eloquent way in which literature (say it "liter-ah-teur") has enriched our lives. Somehow in this visualization I am a balding man, I have a handlebar mustache and speak in a British accent.

Our reading list includes:

1. Nineteen Eighty-Four By George Orwell
2. The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck
3. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
4. Middlemarch by George Eliot (Marian Evans)
5. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Plus many more.

We are going to start with The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Any other suggestions?  It must be a classic.  After all, this is the Classic City Classic Club.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, you have to read Little Women. Total classic and so amazing. Another absolute FAV of mine is East of Eden. It will blow you away.

Jana Alexis said...

Jane Eyre is my absolute favorite classic love story. It's a must read. Also Persuasion by Jane Austin.

allisongraber said...

I agree with you Jana. I believe Jane Eyre is one of the best books ever written. I just finished reading Persuasion as well and couldn't believe that I had not read it before. I'll ask my mom and sis if they have read those.

Amanda- I will add those to the list! I definitely loved the movie Little Women.