November 2020 Classics Book Review

 

Hey hey! Happy Wednesday!! Today I am so very excited because Ella and I are teaming up for...NOVEMBER CLASSICS REVIEW!! In the month of November, Ella and I decided that we would read all classics! We came up with this, because none of the books we read for school are classics! So we took it upon ourselves to read these classics. I hope you enjoy!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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This was a good read! Jane Eyre is a classic book, and is very well written. The story is sweet, though a little odd at times. It mostly held my attention throughout the entire story. Great book, and I recommend it to everyone!


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
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This was flat out my least favorite read of the month. The plot was great, the story; great! But the old English way it was written totally threw me off. I know, I know. You are probably thinking that I just don’t like it because I am not big on the “thy” and “thou”, but it’s not just that. I have read plenty of books that use old English words like those, and I don’t mind it. But this was just way to much. The way it is written is just not to my liking. Even the most exciting parts (the very end), was just boring because of the way it is written. I liked the story, but Shakespeare is just not for me.


Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Okay, it’s not my favorite book that I’ve ever read, but I still loved it. If I could give half stars, this would be a 4.5. It was a great read! It was very interesting, and I mean VERY interesting! It kept my attention the whole time, and I never got bored! There were a couple parts where I was just a tad bit confused, but not anything significant. The story was very well written, and I wish Emily Brontë had been able to write another book!


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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Uggghhhhh! Insert multiple sighs. I wanted to like this book, I really did. I tried so hard to look on the bright side of it, but I just did not enjoy it that much. I read the abridged version of this book way back when I was in second grade, and continued reading the abridged version a couple times over the years. I absolutely loved the abridged version! It was one of my favorite books for many years! The unabridged version was just hard to follow, and it was hard to interpret. I know that Charles Dickens is a GREAT author, so I do not want this review to make it look like I don’t! This book was very well written, but I think I would enjoy this book maybe when I am a little older! So for now, goodbye A Tale of Two Cities , see ya in a couple of years! ;)


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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I liked this book! My rating is leaning towards 3.5. I really enjoyed this book! I think the best part about the book, was because it was just so well written! I also really liked the setting!


The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne
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This book was not bad! I liked it at first, and I was so drawn in to the book, but then it just kind of dragged on. I mean the book was only 203 pages, but I felt like it was longer than that. In some parts I was just so lost! It was a good book, don’t get me wrong, but just not an all time favorite. 


Rankings:
1. Wuthering Heights- 4.5
2. Jane Eyre- 4
3. Pride and Prejudice- 3.5
4. The Scarlet Letter- 3
5. A Tale of Two Cities- 3
6. Romeo and Juliet- 2


That was my Classics Book Review! Now it is time to announce (again) the...MONTHLY BOOK CLUB BOOKS FOR DECEMBER!! Ahh! Guys, I am so so excited! Each month Ella and I choose two books for you guys, and us to read! We host a link-up for it on the last Tuesday of the month! Here is our graphic!
The books we have chosen for the month of December are...
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle, and John Green
And Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

We are so excited! The great thing about this, is that you can access these books for free!
You can find Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares on the CloudLibrary app!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Book reviews are some of my favorites! Have a wonderful, wonderful day! See you tomorrow with our Christmas 2020 Playlist! Don’t forget to post your Christmas playlist, and link up with either Ella or I!
-Abby

Comments

  1. Love that you girls read some classics! I am having my daughter read some of these... Jane Eyre is currently the one she's on. I will check out your December choices. So fun!!

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    1. Thank you! That is awesome! I am sure she will enjoy it! Thanks so much!

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  2. I remember reading Shakespeare in high school and again in college and just hating his writing style too! I didn't mind the Scarlet Letter but fully admit I picked it for my summer reading because it was one of the shortest books on the list and I really just wanted to get to reading all the piles of books I had picked out for myself.

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    1. Yes! His writing style is so hard to follow! I was so relieved when I saw that Scarlet Letter was only 203 pages!

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