I read A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, back in high school, and while I loved it then, I suspect I'd love it even more now. This is at the tippy-top of my re-read list.
Middlemarch, by George Eliot, is a commitment! Have you seen the size of this thing? BUT, I read the much shorter Silas Marner, and I adored it. I'm not so weary to commit since I have that success under my belt.
I flaked on a readalong of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, a few years ago, and I've felt guilty ever since! I really liked the part I read, but...life. Now I have both NandS AND Cranford waiting on my TBR.
Now...here's where we get dusty.
I'll be reading East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, in July! My book club chose it, AND it's an #EstellaProject pick! Two birds, one stone. Love it!
Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, is another huge chunk of a book. Given all the great reviews I've read, I think I'll really get sucked into this one.
While I didn't adore Vile Bodies, by Evelyn Waugh, the way I thought I would, I'm still keen to try Brideshead Revisited. It just sounds so "me."
I can barely even remember what Roast Beef, Medium, by Edna Ferber, is about, but it's free on GirlEbooks.com AND I've seen some great reviews of this one, too.
The Painted Veil, by W. Somerset Maugham, seems to be a university favorite with those who pick it up and review it. I need to know what the hooplah is about, and this will be my first Maugham book!
I started reading the heartbreaking Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates, years ago. Again...life. I haven't finished it, but I was suitably impressed with that first go-round to really want to try again. Back to the beginning I go!
What's on your classics wanna-read list?