Participating this meme on the last day of the month ;). The question is, what is your favorite classics book, and why? I’ve got in my mind a number of classics books that I adore, but if I have to choose one, the one that just comes out prominently is.. Les Misérables.
I read it some years back and I remember my reading experience was a very memorable one. I found the book was so rich, be it the emotions, characters, plots, history, struggles and conflicts, even some nuances of the atmosphere. The themes of love, and forgiveness, moral quests and humanity are bound beautifully. All in all, I would say it is a great book about compassions. It was an intense and enjoyable reading, and when I reached the last page and closed the book, I felt as if I had just lost a good friend… That is, to me, is a sign of a very good book. You want more, and do not want it to end.
I’ve just realized that I started this blog by writing my thoughts on Les Misérables that I had just finished reading apparently. See review here (in Indonesian). Back then I read the abridged version, though it was rather long of nearly 700 pages. Now, part of my Classics Club Project, I plan to read and savor the complete version. Initially I wanted to read it sometime early next year, but when I knew that Tien from Tien’s Blurp was organizing a read along, I was so tempted to join in..
So, I’m joining Tien’s Les Misérables Read Along:
I am sure it’ll be an inspiring and even more enjoyable read revisiting this grand story :).
Thanks to Tien who is hosting this read along!
Just wanted to share a bit more about my other favorite classics books, those that come quickly into my mind are: Voltaire’s L’Ingénu, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, and all books in Little House on The Prairie series. 🙂