My 19th C. Brit Lit class is now reading Hardy's Return of the Native and Bleak House by Charles Dickens. And I have finally figured out that if I bring my laptop to campus, I can just turn it on and hook up with the wifi. This college thing is kinda cool.
I'm liking both these latest books. It's odd, we've done nothing but read major classics, yet I'd read none of them. Maybe somebody should put a moratorium on new writing until we can all just Milton-ize and get caught up.
My reading list so far:
Emma by Jane Austen
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
Then two more, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery. If you want to catch up on your classics, I can heartily say it's a great idea, but you might give the Trollope a pass.