Hi there, fellow Classics Club readers!
Once again, I feel a little lame because I only just joined the CC at the start of the year, so I haven’t read a ton of classics from my list yet. But I’m going to attempt the February question anyways!
“What classic has most surprised you so far, and why?”
I’m going to have to go with the book I’m reading right now, Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. I had heard of this classic before but didn’t really know what it was about, and honestly I wasn’t quite looking forward to reading it – it’s just one of those chunky classics that I figured I should read at some point. I joined a readalong for it, and I have to say that I am LOVING it so far!
I think Vanity Fair is most surprising in how funny it is. I know that it’s supposed to be a satire, but I didn’t expect it to be so silly and sarcastic! I have cracked up SEVERAL times while reading this. I’ve been underlining and writing notes as I go along – some are parts that are interesting or meaningful, and some are just parts that make me giggle.
The first discussion post is coming up for the Vanity Fair readalong this weekend, and I can’t wait to talk to the other gals about it!
What about you? Have you read Vanity Fair? What classic have you found most surprising?