Discussion: What Makes a Classic?

I’ve done a lot of thinking about this, on and off since college.  Over the years I have taken note how College Literature programs have attempted to diversify, but it’s slow. Side note: If you didn’t already know, I was a literature major.

Recently, I started thinking about it again when I posted my Classics Club Spin list. When I went through the list of books/authors I wanted to read for Classics Club, I came across a startling revelation that most of the authors were white men. So, for the past week or so I’ve scoured the interwebs to try to add a little more diversity to my classics list. And let me tell you it hasn’t been easy. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Since I’ve already done a TBR list and am in the process of knocking some of them out, Ive decide to go with an oldie but goodie(no pun intended).

top 10 classics I’d like to read

  1. The Three Muskateers by Alexander Dumas
  2. Anna Karenina
  3. The Brother Karamazov
  4. Madame Bovary
  5. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  6. Don Quioxte by Cervantes
  7. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  8. Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  10. Lolita