The classics booktag (original)

I realised there weren't any tags about classics on booktube so I thought: hey, let's create one! I absolutely love classics. Unfortunately I didn't grow up with reading classics, so I just started reading them last year. That's an other reason why I wanted to create this tag! So many people have had to read classics in high school, but they haven't talked about them on booktube.


Edit: So many of you have done this tag, thank you so much! Later on I switched my blog to so please follow me there. Also please link this link when you want to do this tag because this one is the most recent version. Thank you so much! Ps. On that link I've also added a playlist off all the people that have done the tag so go check it out if you're looking for new Booktubers! 


Anyway, here are the questions: 

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

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I thought Pride and Prejudice was just dull, pointless and predictable. I also didn't like The Great Gatsby because it was all about partying and cheating (I'm sorry, but that's just my opinion). That doesn't mean I don't like the authors though. I've only read Emma so far and I really want to read more books by both of them 

2. Favorite time period to read about:

I realised the only period I've read classics of (that I really enjoyed) are from the Victorian era. I just think I really like that sort of classics, just because it's just before the industrialisation (and the costumes of course). 

3. Favorite fairy-tale:

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

I think a Christmas Carroll by Charles Dickens. I didn't grow up with like most people (at least in the US) did. 

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

and something by George Orwell for sure. I want to read all of these this year. 

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

Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! I love the way she made a twist to the original character (just like Rapunzel). 


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

BBC mini-series of Emma. I loved that adaptation! (you can also choose something that's based on, but I wanted to do an adaption). Just because of that mini-series I was able to get through the book. 


8. Worst classic to movie adaptation: 

It's hard to say worse, but I haven't found an awesome adaption of Jane Eyre yet. I really hope there will be one soon. 


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

Barnes and Noble leatherbound editions and the Oxford World Editions and Penguin Modern Classics. I don't own any of the last two edition but I really, really want to! 

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

I think Emma by Jane Austen is a little bit underhyped. Many people read Pride and Prejudice first, but I recommend to start with Emma. 


I tag:
- Helene

- Dana

- Karina

- Jean

- Sanne

- David

- Samantha

- Ashley 

- Jason


I know all of you really like to read classics and I so want to know what you're going to answer haha. If you have read this tag and want to do it as well, feel free to do it! Leave your answers/link in the comments so I can read/watch it as well. :)


What is your favorite classic of all time?