Reading the Classics
About a year ago I started reading classic books, starting with books on the Good Read’s list of a 1001 books to read before you die. I also have been reading books in the Harvard Classics books which were published decades ago – I bought a complete set from the State Department book sale for 10 dollars a few years ago and vowed that I would start reading them some day and just completed volume one – the autobiography of Ben Franklin and William Penn’s reflections.
I completed 13% of the list. Lots more to read this year and in the coming years.My goal is to finish the list before I die so hopefully I will have enough time.
here’s the list. How many have you read? I’d love to know and will include your comments here. And you can join the Good Reads list as well.
three books I have read recently that are not on the list but should be on the list include Dante’s Divine Comedy, Ben Franklin’s autobiography and William Penn’s reflections. The Ben Franklin autobiography and William Penn’s reflections are from part one of the Harvard Classic books list published decades ago. I was moved by all three pieces. The Dante Divine comedy is a moving epic masterpiece and is at times terrifying and inspirational. the autobiography of Ben Franklin was powerful as was William Penn’s reflections on life written just before he died. Enjoy the list and discussions on it.