Top 10 Tuesday: I Love You More Now

Welcome back to another week of Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! As always, I thank those lovely ladies for hosting and you lovely readers for checking out my post 🙂

This week’s topic is really fun: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)

I immediately thought of books that I read for school–either high school or college. And while it was hard to get excited about books I was forced to read for class, now I rave about a lot of them. The love has definitely grown with time. The late night reading and frustratingly huge assignments are over. So now I can just enjoy the memories of these books. Perhaps one day I will return to them and see if they are really as fantastic as I remember. So enjoy my top 10 books I read for school that I love more now!

p.s. These are all classics, which is awesome. Obviously I have been a literature nerd for a while! Check out my Classics Club list for more wonderful nerdiness.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen // I seriously haven’t read this book since high school. But I have it on my Classics Club list. And I adore the 6 hour film adaptation. Positive this is as wonderful as I remember 🙂

Paradise Lost by John Milton // I read this for AP Literature in high school. And I remember being so surprised by how much I loved it! I really need to get back to it.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky //I have raved about this one before. I read it in high school and in college. And I remember it being fantastic both times.

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev // This was my first exposure to Russian literature back in high school. And I am convinced that I loved this book. But I honestly don’t remember much about it. Obviously this deserves a reread!

The Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott // I read this for one of my graduate seminars and I remember being blown away by how much I enjoyed it. Its classic, huge Scott. But suddenly I have it in my head that I want to read more of his novels.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens // This one is funny. I remember hating reading it as a high school freshman (perhaps, it was slightly out of my league at the time). But now I have convinced myself that it was a great read. Haha. Definitely deserves a reread one of these years! Also, fun fact, I saw the musical stage version of this novel several years ago, and it was awesome.

The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostovesky // Another Russian novel here. I remember loving the discussions we had about this book in my college class. But did I love the book in the moment? Hard to say.

Henry V by William Shakespeare // I had to do a big project on this play in a graduate seminar. And I just remember loving this play. I still rank it as one of my favorites of Shakespeare’s works. I should read more Shakespeare post-school.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald // I haven’t read this one since high school. But I feel like I loved it because doesn’t everyone? Definitely rereading this one as part of the Classics Club.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee // I read this novel first in high school. And I reread it last year and posted a review here. This novel is everything I remember it being and more.

What books do you love more now than when you were in school?

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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: I Love You More Now

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  3. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I so so want to reread TKAM!!! I can’t believe I haven’t yet, ahhh! I probably read it 10 years ago?! #shame And I need to read the sequel (Although I’m super terrified of it ahaha). I was the same with Charles Dickens too! At the time I didn’t get it, but looking back…I think he was quite subtly funny and his plots were really rather clever. (Even if everyone ended up related?!?!) 😛
    Here’s my TTT!

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    1. Oh I hope you can read TKAM soon! It is seriously even better the second time around 🙂 I haven’t read the sequel either–same thing, I’m nervous about it! Haha, Dickens is always doing more than we expect. But he is sure hard to appreciate sometimes. Hahaha.

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