The sunbeams are tickling my nose; the light breeze is slowly lifting my hair, making me feel like a goddess, while I’m posing for the camera. Nothing special. Then I notice this cute antiquarian book stand. Standing there laden with books. And before I even realise I’m already there, going through the brown pages and smelling that rusty smell coming from the old books.
You know I like to spend my Sunday mornings reading fashion magazines and mostly fashion books in my bed. Well not anymore. I decided to swap fashion readings and my cosy warm bed for classics and a bench by the river. Surely sitting on the bench is far from being comfortable. But that light breeze messing my hair and sunbeams tickling my nose, and the sound of birds and the noise of the street I don’t even hear, make me grab classics and go out of the house. And read more or less on the street. Wait, I’m lying. It’s this cute little book stand laden with almost forgotten classics that lured me reading the books I already read so many times before, outside on the bench in the first place.
WHAT TO READ NOW
After going through the pages of all that old books at that antiquarian book stand, I realised it’s time for me to go back to the classics and read them all over again. Honestly, I was waiting for this moment. when I will be ready to read them again, for quite some time. Surely, you need to feel able to face the feelings and thoughts that run through your soul while reading the classics.
I’m quite curious how I feel after reading them this time, though.
I decided to read at least one classic book each week till the end of May. While sitting outside on the bench, of course. Obviously merely because I don’t want this spring to go in vain while I’m deep into reading. Besides, the vibes coming from the street will give my reading experience a whole new level.
LIST OF CLASSIC BOOKS YOU MUST READ THIS SPRING
So, here is my list of all the classic books I’m reading this month. And you should read at least three times in your life, too.
- Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
- James Joyce, Ulysses
- Albert Camus, The Plague
- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
- Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
- Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House and Other Plays
- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
I would love to find out what books are you reading now? Is there any book you think I should add to my list of classic books?
MORE READING AND MORE FASHION
Before I let you go to the library to get the books from my list, I need to throw back to the posts I mentioned before. Be sure to check these posts to find the fashion books and magazines you must read.