I think for all the books that I cannot recall the date I read them, I'm using January 1, 2010. This was more required reading from high school. While Shakespeare is not the easiest to read, I often like his work. I really got into the characters. They are deep and changing and keep you on your toes. The intrigue of the plot is also a big pull factor for reading this. I could not help but be drawn in by this work even if it is a bit of a downer, it's done well.