So today I decided to come clean concerning the fact that… that I have never read a Classic before. Now, before you start pointing fingers and attribute me guilty (which I am indeed), I’d like to state the reasons why I never read one. Here we go:
1- The word Classic itself is dreadful, don’t you think? I don’t know, but there’s a lot of pressure coming with that word.
2- I’ve never been scared of big books, as long as the story sounds appealing and not-dull, I’d read a million pages. But reading a book with, (I’m probably just guessing here, not making any assumptions), a more-intimidating-that-SAT-words vocabulary just traumatizes me instantly.
3- I always think they’re overrated and am worried that they’ll not reach my assumptions. In other words, I’m concerned that they’ll be less fascinating and worth-it than what I formerly expected.
4- THE FREAKING DAUNTING VOCABULARY PRESENT IN THOSE BOOKS. English isn’t my first language, but that has never been a burden or a struggle for me when reading the books I usually read, whose genres mainly consist of Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance, Sci Fi, Dystopia. And whose genre do not consist of Non fiction, Historical Fiction…
5-The main reason why I probably don’t like reading classics is the fact that the stories are usually set in the 90’s and earlier, something I don’t feel very ecstatic reading about.
But I would honestly love it if someone would recommend a really good classic which they’d think would probably change my mind towards Classics in general.
Recommend me your favorites in the comment section below. Or just tell me what you think about my painful confession 😉
Have a good day Xx ❤