Classic Books I’ve Recently Added to my TBR

Recently Added to TBRThis is just a quick post about some of the books I’ve recently added to my TBR. I’ve added so many books to my TBR recently and I’m slightly ashamed.

The Woman in WhiteThe Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

I’m so excited about reading this classic novel! First published in _, The Woman in White is slated as the first ever mystery novel. It was recently adapted into a BBC miniseries, which I haven’t watched yet, so I feel like it’s receiving a lot of attention. It actually came to my attention after I read Fingersmith by Sarah Waters for a reading group and this book was mentioned as one of the inspirations for Waters’ historical novel.

Far from the Madding CrowdFar From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

I don’t know why I bought this book. I bought it on a whim. I will be reading it in 2019 though because it’s one of those classics that I just need to read. It’s Hardy’s most well-known novel. It focuses on the life and relationships of a Victorian farmer, Bathsheba Everdene.

Melmoth the WandererMelmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin

I’ve been recommended this book by one of my thesis advisors so I need to read it soon. I did actually buy it a few weeks before she recommended it though because I actually want to read it. It’s about a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 years of life and he must search the world for someone who will take over the pact for him.

The Secret of ChimneysThe Secret of Chimney’s by Agatha Christie

This is the next Agatha Christie book on my list! I’m reading Agatha Christie’s books in publication order so The Secret of Chimney’s will be the next one that I read, whenever that may be. It was first published in 1925 and it introduces the new characters of Superintendent Battle and Lady Eileen “Bundle” Brent.

Aurora LeighAurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I won’t be reading this for a long time. In fact, I think I’ll put it on my next Classics Club list because I really hope that I’ll have finished my first one by the end of 2019. I’ve bought it though, just in case I feel the urge to read it before 2020 rolls around. It’s an epic poem written in blank verse and it’s comprised of nine books because nine is, apparently, the woman’s number.

What have you added to your TBR recently?


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