So, I've been trying to read some Marcel Proust as well as some Jane Austen...and honestly...I'm not interested in either their body of works.

I'm really, really trying to absorb their techniques, study what made them popular, really trying to get into their heads...but it's just not going well.

I like Hemingway, Orwell, and Fitzgerald so much more. So much more. Tolstoy was very enjoyable. I like reading modern authors too. And non-fiction authors. Maybe even more so than novelists. Reading from this list is like breathing.

Should I still try and force myself through Austen, Proust, and other classic writers even if I truly am not enjoying them?