It turns out that classics just sell better than best-sellers.
All those books, even if they aren’t assigned for classes, get steadily picked up and read. People know about them, recommend them to other people, and they keep selling.
I knew that. I love the classics. I make a point of reading them. I feel like I can know that I will enjoy the book, if it’s made the “classic” standing.
Sure, it’s exhilarating to read a new and undiscovered book that knocks my socks off…I think…I’m not sure it’s really happened.
Oh wait, yes it has.
But it’s risky to try new things. And there are so many books that come so highly recommended. I reach for the tried-and-true.