Six Classic Novels On My TBR List

Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of Alice, a young, curious girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures, including the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter.

To Kill a Mockingbird

A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man’s struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

Lord of the Flies

A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.

Pride and Prejudice

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever

Little Women

Little Women tells the story of the lovable March family. Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy try to support their mother at home while their father is away at war and enter into various scrapes and adventures as they do so. 

Jane Eyre

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up with her heartless aunt, strengthening her natural independence and spirit – which prove necessary when she finds employment as a governess to the young ward of Byronic, brooding Mr Rochester. As her feelings for Rochester develop, Jane gradually uncovers Thornfield Hall’s terrible secret, forcing her to make a choice. Should she stay with Rochester and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions – even if it means leaving the man she loves?

Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think?

13 thoughts on “Six Classic Novels On My TBR List

  1. bethanymca

    Alice in wonderland, Jane Eyre and to kill a mockingbird are all on my list too!!! I have some of them on my shelf waiting to be read soon.

    Little women and pride and prejudice are two of my absolute all time favourite books. I studied pride and prejudice in school and fell in love with and I cant stop myself from re reading it every now and again.

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  2. secretsofabookworm

    I loved Little Women and I think it’s due for a reread as recently I bought such an adorable edition of it! I also recommend ‘Anne of Green Gables’ if you haven’t read it already! It’s one of my favourites.

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