Classics Club: revised list suggestions please!!

e142d-question-markWell, I was about to say a couple of years ago but that would have been a fib so I’ll come clean, three years ago I joined in with the Classics Club.  This is a great site that encourages you to pick up some old favourites and share with others.  I used to read a lot of classics but this was mainly because I read what was available around me and those being my dad’s books the majority were classics.

Obviously I moved on from there to my own books and tastes but I still like to include the odd classic into my reading  These days my tastes run more to speculative fiction with a little murder/mystery/horror/historical thrown into the mix for good measure.  Truthfully, I’m not doing as well as I’d hoped so I’ve decided to revise my list and I’m looking for some suggestions.  I’m not going to try and go through all the classic books I’ve read because it would be silly!  But, for example, I recently read The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde – which was great.  I would definitely like to read more along those lines.  I like books with a magical fairytale feel and also was thinking of Agatha Christie or other similar murder/mystery books – also, anything a little bit creepy would be good.  If you have any suggestions  please let me know.  Obviously any fantasy classics that you can think of feel free to chuck in here too.TCC

Thanks!

 

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10 Responses to “Classics Club: revised list suggestions please!!”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I love The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, even though I know Day of the Triffids is the one that gets more attention. Personally I think I need to read more classics myself 🙂

    • Wendleberry

      Sorry to but in, but ALL John Wyndham books are worth a read, for such. Personally, I have a soft spot for The Kraken Wakes ♥

      • @lynnsbooks

        I’ve never heard of that – I’ll go and look it up.
        Thanks
        Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I actually remember that from my Vintage Sci Fi covers – I’m definitely going to include that because I did like Day of the Triffids.
      Lynn 😀

  2. thetattooedbookgeek

    There probably not what your after but my knowledge of classics is somewhat lacking. 🙂 But you can’t beat Dracula by Bram Stoker and I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, it’s so much better than the film!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually love both of them so you’re spot on! I’ve reread Dracula a couple of times and completely agree about the book vs film by Richard Matheson. I thought the end of the film was just not right at all – it completely changed the whole meaning of the book – or at least the title!
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    Loving fantasy too I have a lot of fantasy/fairy tale classics on my list:

    Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
    Grimm’s Fairy Tales
    The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley
    Five Children and It by E Nesbit
    The Phoenix and the Carpet by E Nesbit
    The Story of the Amulet by E Nesbit
    Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
    The Time Machine by H G Wells
    War of the Worlds by H G Wells

    I also second reading John Wyndham – I loved The Day of the Triffids and I would like to read more.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi Jessica. I’ve already read quite a lot of those but think I will include Five Children and It and The Story of the Amulet.
      Thanks
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    How about some of the authors from the “golden age” of science fiction?

    Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles; Fahrenheit 451;
    Asimov – the Foundation cycle; the Robots cycle;
    Heinlein – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; Starship Troopers; The Door into Summer;
    Simak – Way Station

    These are the first one that come to mind….

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks for those – I’ve read a few of those but I fancy The Martian Chronicles and also Way Station.
      Lynn 😀

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