Which is your favourite classic book?

As we approach a million followers on Twitter, we’re celebrating with a series on our favourite books. Yesterday we revelled in our earliest reading memories, so today we’ve moved on to classics: is F Scott Fitzgerald your man, or do you prefer Jane Austen? Let us know in the comments or on the hashtag #booksamillion

We’re in a party mood on Guardian Books: our Twitter account is approaching one million followers, after four years of fascinating conversations with an engaged and passionate community. To mark the occasion, we’ll be exchanging literary tips, memories and anecdotes on the social network. After a nostalgia-fest of childhood reading, naming the first reads we could remember, today we talked all-time classic literature. Here is a selection of our readers’ favourite classic books – add your own, either in the comments below, or on #booksamillion.

.@GuardianBooks well-thumbed, well-loved, with marginalia that increases with every reading. #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/3TOMGpePUl

— Laura McKenzie (@L_E_McKenzie) February 5, 2015

Alice in Wonderland, one shelf of many! Specially for you @guardianbooks @wordsbydan #booksamillion #classics pic.twitter.com/5Q013vMlaL

— Nancy Freund (@nancyfreund) February 5, 2015

RT @davidallen129: @GuardianBooks Easy winner – love this book. pic.twitter.com/Ay6dd5W0XO #booksamillion

— Guardian Books (@GuardianBooks) February 5, 2015

.@GuardianBooks my favorite classic has its own shelf #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/euaidabliw

— Daniel Dalton (@wordsbydan) February 5, 2015

.@GuardianBooks my favourite classic is this joy of a book. What's yours? #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/NWSY9jH0iG

— Marta Bausells (@martabausells) February 5, 2015

. @GuardianBooks - I discovered this classic aged about 14, loved it then and love it now! #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/WvQExKpy5q

— Gail Sutton (@GailSutton007) February 5, 2015

.@GuardianBooks My favourite classic, could get lost in this again and again... #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/lgDj0NkbfU

— Helen Lear (@HelenLearBlog) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks I, Claudius. It's just ridiculously good. #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/qTct8RMqd4

— Erin Britton (@EzzBrit) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks Is this a classic? If so, then this: #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/xkK4HfTj5H

— Geoff Magill (@geoffmagill) February 5, 2015
“East of Eden. Have been reading it for 20+ years!”, says Damien Walter. Photograph: @damiengwalter Photograph: Twitter

@GuardianBooks John Stembeck's 'Of Mice and Men.' Something amazingly tender about it.

— Jonathan Shipley (@shipleywriter) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks The Catcher in the Rye! favourite book of all time, also learnt a lot from Holden #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/kjXxYKGiyM

— Lauren W (@lauren_walcher) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks Treasure Island. I read it every two or three years since I was 14. It always shows something new.

— Sergi Viciana (@sergiviciana) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks my favourite classic is '100 Years of Solitude'. It took me by surprise and is such a brilliant read

— Verba1K (@Verba1K) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks The Strode Venturer by Hammond Innes, esp enjoyed it for the #Maldives connection pic.twitter.com/jy9WL9zpIY

— Farah Didi (@FarahDidi) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks The Great Gatsby is the most well loved book on my shelf. (That and Harry Potter - not quite a classic yet!) #booksamillion

— Claire Organ (@LittlestOrgs) February 5, 2015

@wandsworthlibs @martabausells @GuardianBooks and, to be topical, To Kill a Mockingbird.

— Laura Poole (@LauraEPoole) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks The classic example of weird and wonderful: At-Swim-Two-Birds. Closely followed by The Master and Margarita. #booksamillion

— Vanessa Zainzinger (@v_neuro) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks Really cliche but Pride & Prejudice is one of my all-time favorites; but so is War of the Worlds (go scifi!) #booksamillion

— Franca Driessen (@francadriess) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks Nothing resonates as deep as #Frankenstein. Both Victor & his creature break my heart. #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/1e8sugJOgp

— Essi Varis (@EssiVaris) February 5, 2015

@GuardianBooks @martabausells My favourite classic is 'Wuthering Heights': pic.twitter.com/RY6BstLLy0

— Malu Sciamarelli (@malusciamarelli) February 6, 2015

@GuardianBooks @PenguinUKBooks I love Les Miserables so much my husband used a copy to propose. #booksamillion pic.twitter.com/AOfXi89L3X

— Mags Kearns-Griffin (@MKearnsGriffin) February 8, 2015

@GuardianBooks #booksamillion Favourite classic Virginia Woolf's "Flush" short, cute & fluffy - the dog that is! pic.twitter.com/JJiu9ZoXv3

— Canons High School (@BooksCanons) February 5, 2015

Which is your favourite classic? Join the conversation on Twitter or in the comments below


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