5 Classics for July

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. When I think of July, I think of summer adventures, sparklers on the Fourth of July, hot afternoons, a lot of time with family, sitting by the campfire, and looking at fireflies at the edge of the woods. I’ve tried to choose classics that remind me of these moments.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. When I think of the Fourth of July and quintessential American literature, this is one of the first books that comes to mind. This book is both an entertaining story and a dark reminder of the racism that the United States was built on.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. What screams “adventure” more than Treasure Island? While this isn’t my favorite classic, it’s one that I think gets passed by quite often. It’s worth giving it a read!

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. To me, this novel is the embodiment of a long, hot summer that feels endless in its ups and downs. This was one of the first novels I was ever assigned to read in college, and it has fascinated me ever since. I’ve read it twice now and am already looking forward to reading it again someday.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Such a fun tale of the adventures of Rat, Mole, Badger, and Mr. Toad. I love reading children’s novels in the summertime–it makes me feel so nostalgic!

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I’m not yet done with this book yet (it’s my big book of the summer) but I’ve so enjoyed what I’ve read thus far. It’s definitely one of the most action-packed classics I’ve ever read! Perfect if you’re in the mood for a summer adventure.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this classics guide for the month of July!

With books do you associate with the month of July? What do you think of the books I’ve mentioned? Which books would you add? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

15 Replies to “5 Classics for July”

  1. I really enjoy Treasure Island! It’s one of my favorite classics. I want to re-read The Sound and the Fury one of these days soon — I read it for school, and have been meaning to go back to try it again and see if I still like it all these years later.

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  2. I love the idea of adventure stories for summer, so Huckleberry Finn and Treasure Island sound like the perfect summer classics to me. I think reading a big book during the summer is a great idea, especially since there’s more daylight to read in 🙂 I’m aiming to read at least one classic a month and take my time with them, but big books are still a little daunting to me, haha.

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    1. Oooh The Sound and the Fury is such a wild ride! It’s one of those books that I discover something different in every time I read it because it’s just so intricately put together.

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