Happy Tuesday! Today for Top Ten Tuesday, I’m talking about some classic novels that I’ve really tried to like… but I just can’t. Hopefully I will still have followers (and friends) after today’s post 😉
This has got to be the most boring book ever written. I mean.. really … alll the chapters on whaling. Yawn. I have read it. For AP English. But never again.
I’ve tried to care about Catherine and Heathcliff. I just can’t. I’ve made it through like chapter 3.
Frankly, my dear, I just don’t give a you-know-what about Scarlett. In my opinion, she never truly rises above being a spoiled brat.
My husband loves this story. I… don’t.
If I had to choose between this and The Odyssey, I’d pick The Odyssey.
Another one that my husband enjoyed and I didn’t… and I had to try and explain it to a high schooler from Japan! Go ahead. Be jealous. 🙂
Two hormone-driven teenagers whose brilliant plan to be together ends with both of them dead? No, thanks!
Apparently I’m not into angsty coming-of-age stories. This probably explains why modern YA novels are hit and miss for me lol.
Considering how many times this book is mentioned in my author interviews, I’m a little afraid of being ridden out of town on the rails for admitting that I don’t really like it 😉 But … I just don’t like animal novels as a general rule.
This is the only book in L’Engle’s time quintet that I don’t like. This one felt different to me… and it was more sensual/earthy than I was comfortable with.
So… which classics DO I love?
I’m so glad you asked!
What about you? Which classic novels can you just not get into?