Valerie

Location:

San Diego, CA
Hometown: Los Angeles

Member since:

March 5, 2009

List the top 5 classics you wish to read for the first time.

I've read many of the classics, but I am slowly working my way through some of the lesser known novels of the great writers...

What are some of your favorite classic fiction novels?

In no particular order: The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton; Middlemarch, George Eliot; Bleak House, Dickens; Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky; The Sun also Rises, Hemingway; East of Eden, Steinbeck; Catcher in the Rye, Salinger, anything by Iris Murdoch

Which classic fiction novel have you read most recently?

Just finished Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

Introduction

I am a life long reader with a deep love of literature. I teach high school English, and while I love it, it does get stale after a while. I miss impassioned, intellectual discussions about good literature from people who have actually read the book.


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