Hey there, book lovers!
It’s a new year and that means a new bookish resolution! And, like the little OCD planner I am, I picked out my resolution back in November and even picked out the books for it. While last year was the year for Fantasy and Sci-Fi, this is the year for classics.
When it comes to the bookish resolution it’s not about setting a goal or challenge. Granted, it practically is that, but I approach it from a different angle. For me, it’s about opening up my reading sphere. I don’t have to do it. I’m fully aware I could just fall into the pit of my favorite genres and tropes and guilty pleasure, and don’t get me wrong, I do that. LOL. But, I enjoy opening up to other books I wouldn’t do willingly. It gives my brain some gain.
Now, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t pick these books based on what I believe is a classic. So, you may not think some of these are classics or maybe they are and you didn’t realize that they passed on into the world of classics. Then again, what makes a classic is always up for debate. One of the main factors I know for sure is the book’s ability to withstand time. Outside of that, it’s always been a bit of a mystery to me. I just feel it.
Take a peek below to see what’s made the list! What are you reading this year?
The Thirteen Classics for 2023
1. Pride Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
2. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
3. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
4. V. by Thomas Pynchon
5. Memoir of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
6. Stranger With My Face by Lois Duncan
7. Animal Farm by Geaorge Orwell
8.Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
9. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
10. My Sweet Audrina by V. C. Andrews
11. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
12. Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Mooney
13. Complete Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Let’s chat in the comments below!