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Classic Romance?

I'll tell you now: I am not a “classics” fan, and I am not a romance fan. All those books we were supposed to read in school? I hated them. I even skipped or didn't finish several, and I was not the type of student who skipped assignments. I tried revisiting a few when I was older, hoping maybe I would 'get' them better, but...nope. Not my bag. I am a happy genre gal, fully okay with reveling in spec fic. Science fiction, fantasy, AU, dystopian – those are my worlds. Now, I like me some erotica, especially of the BDSM variety, but the romance formulas tend to bug me. I like it spicy, and I like the FMC to be strong and fully empowered.

So I've been leery about the 'classic romance' item on the 50 Book Challenge. I've recently started Chivalry, by James Branch Cabell, but I don't think that counts. As for the ones Google lists, I've snagged a few free ebooks. Which do you think I might actually enjoy? I might be able to find others through the library ebook loan, if you think there's one that's right up my alley. I'm purposefully avoiding Princess Bride, even though I've never read the book, but I want something 100% new for me.


Pride & Prejudice

Wuthering Heights

Persuasion

Little Women

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rosegardenfae
Jul. 2nd, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
I love "Wuthering Heights" or probably should say loved, as it's been years since I read it. I am not overly fond of classics and will admit to never being able to get through any of the Jane Austin books.
ahavah
Jul. 2nd, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)
People seem to either love or hate that one. I feel like I need to read most of these just because everyone has, not necessarily because I'll like them. lol