CLASSICAL SURPRISE (PART I) || CLASSIC BOOKS CHALLENGE.

We all crave for surprises sometimes. We love surprising others and getting surprises too especially when that surprise is linked to the most beautiful thing on earth; BOOKS. ๐Ÿ˜ books are every reader’s life. Imaginations and dreams are woven from books. Ideas and inventions are made from books, not only that but the best series and movies are created by books. It’s beautiful. It’s lovely. It’s bookish. It’s our souls.

Hello and welcome to my blog: Magical BookLush.

Books are my favourite thing on earth. It’s like meth for drug addicts, like shoes for the high class mean girls, like blood for vampires, that’s exactly how books are for me. If you want me to elaborate then, books are what flows in my blood vessels via my veins and arteries in my heart and what comes out is… Romantic novels aka Carbon dioxide. Yes, you heard me right. I hate romance.

It’s not like I hate it. That’s a big word, I could say I dislike it but still, I go back to my statement. I HATE ROMANTIC BOOKS.

See don’t judge me, okay? Everybody has their favourite genre, mine is crime dramas, mysteries, fantasy and the best HORROR๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Romance has never been my genre and I don’t think it will ever be. I know I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone but romance is a whole lot away from my comfort because I don’t watch romantic movies, I don’t like romantic shit, and I have never been anywhere near the romance zone. Nowhere near that disastrous stuff.

I have never believed in cushy mushy love stories and hate the idea of dying for someone but that might be because I have never fallen in love with anyone. I believe in love but don’t believe in dying for it. I believe in fighting for it and ending up either winning it or losing it but not dying for it. I know this may sound stupid but I have been through some shit in life that made me a fighter instead of a girl who sobs for love. I believe in one true love and mind me telling you this, I am still waiting for him and will always wait for him until of course, I find him.

One life and one love sound good to me. Too much detailing done, Now let’s jump to the classical surprise part.

Let’s start, shall we?

I have a spirit haunting me, her name is Nikita, the only spirit after me, forcing me to read love stories and well, she succeeded in doing so. Nikita, you have to reblog this because in a way you did something impossible as anyone of my best friends couldn’t make me read romance. In a way you did. So reblog it to show how inspiring you are although i might end up murdering you after this. Stop dancing. ๐Ÿ˜’

For the magical December, I will make my Christmas not mysterious, not haunted but this year it will be romantic.

Without this tradition, I am lost.

I have a tradition of doing my favourite thing on my favourite month. That means the favourite genre on Christmas. Well, I am breaking that tradition and will enter the new year with romance.๐Ÿ™„ I must tell you I am not very happy about it but well, who knows this might turn out to be a disaster or a delightful experience but whatever it is, I pushed myself to a deadly edge of my comfort zone. Trust me when I say this. I don’t see romantic movies, I frankly hate titanic, sorry!!!! I hate romantic books and I will be reading them. That’s my edge of comfort zone.

So now that I have ranted about my hatred of romantic novels and movies, let’s talk about what I will be reading this December.

December reading list.

Let’s start, people.

This blog might be big because I am adding the summary too. Need to give evidence to madam Nikita. ๐Ÿ˜’

Printed Books (For 88 Classic Novels Challenge) :

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontรซ

The romantic story of the destruction caused by the frustrated love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, set against the moors of England, creates a rare blend of violence, beauty and erotic love.

Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her, discovering that he can tame her unruly nature. Their tumultuous but passionate romance is threatened by the Lintons, who are determined to civilise Cathy. She endeavours to be a lady when they are present but is as wild as ever when they are notโ€”and remains forever untameable by anyone other than her lover, Heathcliff.

When she will not marry him, Heathcliff’s terrible vengeance ruins them allโ€”but still, his and Cathy’s love will not die…

A story of doomed love and revenge with a brilliant new introduction of passion fulfilled.

Taken from Goodreads.

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontรซ

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adรจle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.

But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

Taken from Goodreads.

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Interested in this one.

When the highly eligible and overtly handsome Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy first arrives in Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bennet is instantly captivated, but his proud and arrogant manner is at odds with the heated glances he throws her way. Electrifying sexual tension soon leads to an unexpected kiss and Elizabeth s world is turned upside down. Misconceptions ensue and judgements abound but the attraction between the young couple endures. Can Elizabeth overlook social convention and give in to her desires for Darcy or will their Pride and Prejudice tear them apart?”

Taken from Goodreads.

4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anna Frank.

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frankโ€™s remarkable diary has become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the โ€œSecret Annexeโ€ of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary, Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Taken from Goodreads.

Currently Reading:

The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

This book is added in the category of December reads. It’s a romantic tragedy. I am liking it up to now let’s see how it turns out to be.


That’s it for today. There will be a SECOND PART SHOWING THE EBOOK STORIES I WILL BE READING ON MY PHONE. Nikita, stop dancing again and start studying.๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚

I hope you enjoyed seeing me hate one genre, don’t criticize me!! I love books but some genres are just not made for me in my opinion.


Health update: this blog was already half done except adding photos and checking grammar. I am feeling better than before. The best part is I am not on a drip in hospital and am being treated with medicines which seem to be working fine on my body. I haven’t answered comments and might not be doing so for a few more days. I don’t feel too good right now but I will be posting second part soon as I just have to copy-paste summary and attach photos. Please forgive any inconveniences you are facing because of me. I am extremely sorry. I am just not in the shape to even move, you can forget posting and commenting. This blog took me 3 hours to just attach photos with small breaks.

Hope you liked my post. Like, share and follow my blog for more updates on my reading.

Which books do you recommend to me in the romance genre? Have you ever pushed yourself out of your comfort zone? Tell me in comment section.

Thank you for your valuable time.

18 thoughts on “CLASSICAL SURPRISE (PART I) || CLASSIC BOOKS CHALLENGE.

  1. OMG, ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I am so excited! You’re really gonna read it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ I hope you eventually end up falling in love with romance. And how do you know that I’m dancing??? ๐Ÿคฃ I have read Wuthering Heights and Pride & Prejudice and P&P is my favorite classic ๐Ÿ˜ (I don’t read them, as you already know!) No worries, take care of your health! Recover first! You can post the second part and reply to the comments later! But I’m excited about the second part. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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    1. I am not so excited but let’s see if I don’t end up murdering you. You made the biggest achievement of your life by making me read romance. I am glad you have read them can you review them. You leave books unread you are talking about rereading?? I am better than before and will be fine too. Yeah, I did reply late. You saw the second part, Happy??

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Okay! I really hope you like them. YAY ๐Ÿ‘ I have also read Jane Eyre and I forgot to mention it. The most recent one was Jane Eyre. Ugh, I don’t know…I don’t really know if I can say something new about a classic in my review. People have been reviewing them for, like, 300 years ๐Ÿ˜‚

        It’s okay! And I loved the second part!!! Highlight of my day. ๐Ÿคฉ

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        1. I hope I like them. I am praying like hell, don’t want to murder someone. You don’t post had books reviews, do you?? Because I don’t see their reviews on your blog. I know you said you didn’t like it that much. Just try for me… Well if you can. ๐Ÿ˜Š I am glad you liked it. Hope to see you smile tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ

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          1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

            No, I haven’t posted their reviews. Actually, I read them when I wanted to study literature for my master’s, and I had to read some classics so that I could pass the entrance test. I ended up changing my plans and studying French instead. I read them in 2018, so I’ve forgotten a lot of what happens in the books. I didn’t even note down the things I usually do when I read a book to review. I’ll have to reread them to review. I do remember the basic thoughts though.

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            1. I have never seen you ill speak of a bad book. You don’t post bad books reviews, do you? How is French going? Having fun?? You should reread them. I wish we could do a twin review where we both post about the same books. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜œ that would be so much fun.

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              1. I always read the good ones! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Actually, I have written quite a few bad reviews but I see the ratings first and only buy the one’s I think I would like. It’s good!! Definitely having fun.๐Ÿ˜ Oh yessss!! That’s a wonderful idea!!! I would love to do that!!

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                1. Try everything. You know some people hate one book and the others like them. It’s like all different people all different perspectives. I am glad someone is enjoying studies. ๐Ÿ˜” well, you have to read them now. Think about that. First, think then answer me.

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                  1. Actually, I try everything if it has a rating of 3+ on Goodreads and if I feel it’s something I would enjoy.

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                    1. You are crazy and haven’t I told you that enough??? I was trying my best to be sweet to you but you are CRAZYYYYY. AHHHHH I DONT KNOW HOW I AM HANDLING YOU. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

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  2. Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re on the mend Suzan. Iโ€™m really excited about you reading these. Iโ€™m not a huge contemporary romance fan, but the classics are different. You have some of my favs already listed, but I also recommend:
    *1. Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility and Emma, by Jane Austen
    2. Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare
    *3. Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier
    *4. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
    5. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
    6. Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
    7. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
    *8. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
    9. Anne of Green Gables series, by L.M. Montgomery
    10. Tess of the Dโ€™Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
    * The ones Iโ€™ve starred are Must Reads

    If youโ€™re looking for a few epic romances from more modern day writers:
    1. The Outlander series, by Diana Gabaldon
    2. The Time Travelerโ€™s Wife, by Audrey Niffeneger
    *3. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
    4. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    1. I hope I am. I am glad you like my new classical twist. I am not a fan of any romance. I hate it. All that you starred are in my list already. I don’t have
      Romeo and Juliet
      Rebecca
      Gone with the wind
      That’s it but I will add them.

      I will try these too I already have the time traveller’s wife in it. I will add the rest. ๐Ÿ˜ thank you so much for the recommendations feel free to give more. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡

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  3. Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are both romances, but superior ones.
    I have read all the books on your list, and enjoyed them. As a rule, I don’t read any ‘modern’ romantic novels, but I would recommend ‘Doctor Zhivago’, which sets a romantic affair against the massive events of the Russian Revolution.
    I hope you are back to being 100% Crazy Suzan soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ x
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I am glad you like them. I hope I enjoy them. Btw why are you always a day late to comment on my latest post?? I end up waiting for you. I am glad you liked enjoyed all the books. I will definitely try Dr Zhivago.
      I am coming slowly. I am still sick and weak but happy to be reading and blogging. Thank you so much for commenting. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Sorry I am late. Perhaps it is the time difference? I get a notification every day when you post, and always reply the same day. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. It’s ok. Oh, it might be a time difference. Nevermind i am delighted you commented. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๐Ÿ™‚

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