Wondering what to read for the next few months of winter [despite what Punxsutawney Phil has to say about it!] – Penguin has just released their New 10 Essential Penguin Classics, the follow-up to last year’s 10 Essential Classics compiled by Penguin. This year’s list is compiled by readers, a.k.a. you, the reading masses.
Good to know that Pride & Prejudice made both lists: number 1 by readers, number 3 by Penguin…. just sorry to see Steinbeck off the list – anyway, it is a great reading list, or re-read list – this latest winter storm is the best excuse to hunker down and enjoy a great read after a hefty snow shoveling adventure!
The Results are…
- Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice
- William Shakespeare. Hamlet
- Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Homer. The Odysssey
- Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre
- William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet
- Charles Dickens. Great Expectations
- Louisa May Alcott. Little Women
- Emily Brontë. Wuthering Heights
- Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales
Visit the Penguin site for an 8-minute video conversation by Laura and Dave…