Themed TBR: trying out classics

Blog post where I read and review three classic novels.

Hello reader! Today’s blog post is my monthly themede TBR.  Now what are these themed TBR blogposts? It’s easy: for these blog posts I pick a certain theme and read books within that theme. The theme of this post is to try out some classics. I haven’t really read that many classics in my lifetime, let alone enjoyed them. There’s actually only one that I liked: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I think that mainly has to do with the fact that I didn’t went to school in an English speaking country, so we never had to read the classics that everyone reads in the US or UK. However, I still want to give some a try and see if it’s something for me.

So that’s what we’ll be doing in this blog post! I picked three classics that I think I would enjoy and I’ll review those books in this blog post. But, and that’s the fun part of the blog post, my reviews will be little podcast type vlogs. I will not only give you my final thoughts on the books, but also the thoughts I had whilst reading them. So it’s a bit like a reading vlog, but it’s just my voice. Now let’s get into the books I read and their reviews!

Book one: Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love.

Book two: Animal Farm by George Orwell

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.

Book three: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited – they went there.

After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion.

I hope you enjoyed this themed TBR post! This is actually a monthly thing I do on my blog, so if you’re interested in any future themed TBR posts make sure you follow my blog! They’ll also always be posted on the second Wednesday of the month.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Or are any of these still on your TBR?

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