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A Classic a Month / The Most Popular Ones I Own

One of my goals this year is to read a classic a month, or at least to try to.

For January I read The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien, which I gave 4 stars.
I then preceded to watch the extended versions of all three movies, yes that means I spent 9 hours watching the book I just finished reading.

It was wonderful, I watched The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies in one sitting so for 6 hours I worked on increasing my couch dent. I balled like a baby, so much so that it made my dog uncomfortable and she got up and left the room. #KiliForever

I was tempted for February to continue and pick up The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien but it appears I’ve hit a bit of a reading slump, so maybe I should wait a little while before continuing with Tolkien.

Soooo… then what do I pick up next?

Well I decided I would take a look at all the classics I own that I haven’t read (80 out of 90 are unread by the way) and determine “The Top Twelve”. I did this by taking the Goodreads rating for each book and multiply it by the number of rating the book received to get a larger number and then sorted them in descending order.

So here they are in order of highest rating/review count:

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald (No I didn’t read it in HS like I should have… sorry Ms.Broussard)

Date Started: 2/16/2020
Date Finished: 2/16/2020
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♡ ♡ ♡
Review

1984 by George Orwell

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Review

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Review

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Date Started: January 12th
Date Finished: January 20th
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡
Review

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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Rating:
Review

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Rating:
Review

Lord of Flies by William Golding

Date Started: 3/14/2020
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Review

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Review

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (this will be a re-read but I’m so excited to do it)

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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