Image used under Creative Commons - Original belongs to SaladyWith the recent death of J.D. Salinger, author of Catcher in the Rye, I wanted to see everyone's opinions of some books that are considered classics. This is mostly a YA blog, so that's what I focus on, but many classics could fit into the YA genre (if books had been sorted out that way in the past).
That being said, I mostly read YA, but I adore many of the classics. To Kill a Mockingbird is my all-time favorite book and I've always loved A Separate Peace, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Of Mice and Men, and anything by Kahlil Gibran. All of these are generally considered classics. Many of them can even be viewed as YA, or at least have a crossover appeal.
I'm big on the classics and love to read old books, but I don't often see people frequenting that section in bookstores. So, I want to know:
Do you, as YA readers, also venture into other genres?
If you do, have you read what some consider classics? (Maybe not what I mentioned, but other classics.)
If you haven't read any classic books, would you ever consider it? Or do you just like to stick with what you know?
I tend to not venture too far out of what I know I like, but I try to give everything a shot at least once.
Share your opinion!