The Classics Book Tag

Firstly, I’d like to thank Brittany from Book Ramblings for tagging me in the book tag! πŸ₯° The Classics Book Tag was originally created by Vienna from It’s a Books World.

Brittany changed up the format a little bit because she wanted to relate the tag to her experience in her English classes (also a big CONGRATS to Brittany for completing her degree!! πŸŽ‰), but since I’m not cool enough to be in any English classes I decided to answer the original tag’s questions instead!

1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like:

I tend to enjoy most the classics I read for one reason or another, but if I had to pick my least favorite it would probably be Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Overall I just had lukewarm feelings about the book in general. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

2. Favorite time period to read about:

I don’t know if I have a favorite time period to read about? I guess the late 18th century since that’s when Jane Austen’s books were written, and she’s my favorite classic author. πŸ˜›

3. Favorite fairy-tale:

The Princess and the Pea! I loved this one when I was a kid. πŸ₯°

4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven’t read yet:

Haha, I’d have to say Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I’ve been meaning to read it for… a long time. πŸ˜… Once I borrowed it from the e-library, opened it up, saw how MASSIVE it was, and immediately returned it (lol).

5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):

I’m just going to name the classics on my bookshelf, because I’m sure I’ll likely read them sooner than any of the other books on my TBR. πŸ˜…

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Catcher and the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  3. 1984 by George Orwell
  4. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (just in time for Halloween! πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈ)

6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:

I love it when I look up a new book I’ve read recently and find out it’s (either closely or loosely) based on a beloved classic! But my favorite of all time would have to be Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.

7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:

Okay, I have three picks for this one: Firstly, Clueless! What’s not to love? A 90s rom com based on Emma by Jane Austen? It’s my favorite movie of all time! Secondly, She’s the Man because a modern retelling of Twelfth Night is genius (and included a solid amount of queer subtext that preteen me Very Much appreciated). And thirdly, Ever After, because Drew Barrymore is still my absolute favorite Cinderella to ever grace the big screen.

8. Worst classic to movie adaptation: 

The adaptation of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow. πŸ₯΄

9. Favorite edition(s) you’d like to collect more classics from:

I’m obsessed with the look of those clothbound Penguin Classics collections. I mean, come on, LOOK at these? Or these?? Absolutely gorgeous. πŸ˜™πŸ‘Œ I own literally none of them (have you SEEN the price?!?! I ask in my most Chandler-esc voice), but if I ever win the lottery you know what I’m buying.

10. An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:

Do under-hyped classics even exist? I’m sure there do – but I haven’t read them – so I definitely can’t recommend them. Sorry. πŸ˜“

Now I’d like to tag Dorothy from Starlit Shelves, Pamela from The Picky Bookworm, Ali from In the Lost and Found and Rebecca from Velvet Opus! As always, no pressure if you don’t feel up to it. πŸ₯°

What about you? Do you have a favorite classic?

A least favorite one?

Let me know!


11 thoughts on “The Classics Book Tag

  1. I’m pretty sure I’ve only read maybe 3 “classics” in my entire life. I can’t actually answer any of these questions with any degree of honesty lol. Thank you for tagging me though! It was so fun reading your answers! I never realized Clueless was based on Emma!

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  2. I feel like you answered so many of these the way that I would answer them! I’m excited to get creative though, thanks for tagging me it was fun reading your answers! She’s The Man is a masterpiece…so good and that queer subtext was everything to me as a kid as well. I’ve avoided the Gwyneth Paltrow version of Emma because I’ve heard so many bad things about it. I’ll just continue ignoring it then. πŸ˜„ Brave New World is also the one classic that I DNF’d! I felt so confused reading it, but maybe one day I’ll go back to it.

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    1. They do say great minds think alike. πŸ˜‰ Your welcome, I hope you enjoy filling out the tag! I look forward to reading your answers!

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  3. One of my all-time favourite classics is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. A perfect read for the spooky season actually! I’m real excited about its Netflix adaptation coming out soon.

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    1. I haven’t read this, but I just looked it up and it sounds incredible!! I’ll definitely have to watch the Netlflix adaptation when it comes out!!


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