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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… 

  1. Jane Austen.  Pride and Prejudice 
  2. William Shakespeare. Hamlet 
  3. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
  4. Homer. The Odysssey 
  5. Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre 
  6. William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet 
  7. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations 
  8. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women 
  9. Emily Brontë. Wuthering Heights 
  10. Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales

Visit the Penguin site for an 8-minute video conversation by Laura and Dave…