The Book Worm’s Munchies
It’s like my grandpa used to say, “Ain’t nothing wrong with reading!”
I grew up reading lots and lots of books. I freely confess that I am a book worm. Like, I devoured the pages insatiably and went for seconds, thirds, fourths….
Every now and then, I still pick up the same books and read them. The Chronicles Of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis remain my all-time favorites, followed by classics from authors such as Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Arthur C. Doyle and Robert L. Stevenson to name a few.
I learn a lot from reading, things I didn’t learn in school. When I was a child, some adults would ask, “How do you know of this so-so or this-that?”
I would reply, “From reading.”
All these extra knowledge are actually good and helpful.
My parents would say, “Kids these days don’t read books anymore. Their faces are stuck 24/7 on their phones or computer or television. Such a sad thing to behold!”
I agree. Sometimes, for their birthdays, I buy books for my little nieces and nephews. Start them young, I say.
So, buy books for your children. Encourage them to read the books.
On that note, I am always looking for new books recommendations. I like action, adventure, thriller, and the occasional science-fiction. Independent authors are sometimes underrated. Many of them have the same level of talents as established authors, if I do say so myself. They just don’t have the same platforms to showcase their works. I consider these indie authors as jewels in the wild. Not so rare, but rather unpolished, which ironically enough adds to their appeal.
However, truth be told, I have always have a particular love for classics works, such as the works of the above-mentioned authors. Without further ado, here are my list of top classic books to read in 2019 and beyond :
The Actual List Of Top Classics 2019
- The Chronicles Of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis. Easily my favorite of favorites. Read all the books in this series, of which there are seven, starting with the Lion, the Witch And The Wardrobe.
- The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.
- Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Alice in Wonderland and Sequel, by Lewis Carroll
- The Works of Charles Dickens. Notable works are Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale Of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
- The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Notable works are Kidnapped, Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
- Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell.
- Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
- The Call Of The Wild, by Jack London
- Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
- Dracula, by Bram Stoker
- The Illiad, and The Odyssey, by Homer
- Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
- Lord OF The Flies, by William Golding
- Gulliver’s Travel, by Jonathan Swift
- To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, and Around The World In 80 Days, by Jules Verne
- Wuthering Heights, by Emily Stone
- Little Women, by Luisa May Alcott
- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
- The Count Of Monte Cristo, and The Three Musketeers, by Alexander Dumas
- Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
- Silas Marner, by George Eliot
- The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
- The Time Machine ,by H.G. Wells
- Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
- Ulysses (the poem), by Lord Tennyson
- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
- The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen
This list is of classic books which I have actually read. However, there are other great works which I haven’t read yet but intend to in the near future. Here they are:
- The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
- East Of Eden, by John Steinbeck
- The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
So there you have it, my list of top classic books to read whenever, wherever. Enjoy your munchies, fellow book worms.
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