The Classic Reads: What Makes a Classic? hop starts on 3rd January (it isn’t too late to sign up!). Over 80 people have signed up to share their take on ‘What makes a classic?’ and talk about the books they love.
There are many things that can make a book a classic and preferences can vary considerably from person to person, as the last #NewClassicReads TweetChat showed. There are no right or wrong answers to this question! Here are some of the elements that have been discussed. Which of these make a book more likely to be a classic for you? If we missed something, feel free to select ‘Other’ and let us know your thoughts in comments, or Tweet with the tag #NewClassicReads.
What makes a book a classic?
- A book you want to read again and again (19%, 3 Votes)
- Timeless (13%, 2 Votes)
- Changes your perspective (13%, 2 Votes)
- Makes you think about your life (13%, 2 Votes)
- Gets people talking (13%, 2 Votes)
- Has a great plot or storyline (6%, 1 Votes)
- Other (6%, 1 Votes)
- Has inspiring characters (6%, 1 Votes)
- Teaches you something (6%, 1 Votes)
- Transcendental (6%, 1 Votes)
- Has to be fiction (0%, 0 Votes)
- Accessible to everyone (0%, 0 Votes)
- Pushes boundaries (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 6
If this gets you thinking, we hope you’ll share your thoughts more fully and sign up to be a stop on the hop! This hop is all about what a classic means to YOU. Plus, you could meet some great bloggers, and there are prizes adding up to $300! Join us and share the books you love!
Thank you for hosting this blog. I've posted my favorite classic book, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Amy from Java With Jambor