5OnMyTBR: Classics

Thanks to @LocalBeeHuntersNook for #5OnMyTBR – a weekly bookish meme where we share 5 books on our TBR list from prompts (which you can find here).  The prompt this week is classics!


There are so many classics I haven’t read yet, mostly because I’m intimidated by them. But I definitely want to get round to reading these ones!

Click on the book covers to find out more about each book!



→ romance

Villette is the French town Lucy Snowe flees to, away from England and her tragic past. There, she is ‘drawn to adventure and romance’.

A lot of people have described Lucy as emotionally available and guarded so I feel like I might be able to relate more to her.

The Iliad


→ poetry

The Iliad is the ultimate classic from the 9th century BC. Homer writes about the Achilles and the conflict of the Trojan War, both in the battle-field and in camp.

I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I’m most excited to read The Odyssey, but I want to read it in order. I absolutely love ancient history so I already know everything that happens in The Iliad, but I need to actually read Homer’s words.

The Count of Monte Cristo


From looking at reviews, I’ve got suffering and revenge. Edmond is thrown into prison for a crime he hasn’t committed. When he finds out about hidden treasure there, he decides to escape and capture the treasure to take revenge on the men responsible for his imprisonment.

This is a long one (1276 pages), so I’m not sure when I’ll get to this but it does sound very interesting.

Little Women


Another very famous one, Little Women tells the stories of the radically different March sisters during the Civil War.

It’s not very high on my TBR list at the moment, but this is a must read too.

A Tale Of Two Cities


→ historical fiction

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. A Tale of Two Cities essentially retells the storming of Bastille through London and Paris.

This might be quite predictable as well, but I’ve only read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist and I loved analysing both of them, but they are a lot easier to read, so I’m looking forward to reading it.

Thanks for reading! Do you like classics?



  1. I really enjoyed “A Tale of Two Cities” even though it’s one of those books you’ve to get used to first. It has a really slow and confusing start, but once you get over it, it’s so worth it. =) “The Count of Monte Christo” is still on my TBR. I hope one day I’ll get to it. XD Great list!

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