I've never been a huge fan of reading "classic" books. I've read them to be sure, but they are not my favorite and I don't like it when people make a big deal about it. It always comes off as pretentious whether they mean it to or not. I have some favorites among the classics, a few Dickens and
Austen and so on. Mostly I prefer reading young adult books. That is my preferred genre and I hate it when people give me a hard time about it. Rarely do I get a lot of flak for it, but there are some who can't understand why I don't read more adult books. To them I say this, I am an adult all of the time. Why do I have to read about it too? YA books just appeal to me more. I find most classics boring and I hate wading through the language in half of them. And I am old enough now to make the choice of rather I want to read them or not. And that is all there is to that.