The Broke and the Bookish. For today's theme participants pick the 10 best of the category of their choice. I've gone with "Classics," since they've been on my mind lately. I'm participating in a few classics projects at the moment, including a new 5 year plan to read 50 classics. So, if you ask me in a year or so, this list will probably have changed! Of course, that's part of the fun of making lists like these.
Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson. I love this little novella of interconnected short stories.
Middlemarch, George Eliot. This is a chunkster, but it is so worth it. Eliot was such a fascinating personality, too.
Catch-22, Joseph Heller. The absurdity of war, perfectly captured.
The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot. Poetry! Yes, poetry. I appreciated that my copy had lots of notes, as that certainly helped my understanding.
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser. This book felt so modern. The main character has premarital sex! The scandal! I love it :-)
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf. One day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a London housewife planning a party. It sounds trite, but it's not.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde. Seriously funny play.
As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner. It took until I was a good third of the way into this book before it clicked and I just flew through the rest.
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway. One of the first Hemingway novels I ever read, it remains one of my favorites.
A Mercy, Toni Morrison. This book made me fall in love with Toni Morrison. Now I want to read all her books!