Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Top Ten Classics I Want To Read
It's Top Ten Tuesday time! I am linking up for the meme over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is all about classics. While I read quite a few in middle school and high school, I do know that there are a ton that I still need to read. While I definitely have some favorites, I decided to make a list of the Top Ten Classics I Want To Read instead.
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - my friend Brenda has always bought and gifted me a copy of this book (with a gorgeous cover from Target, of all places). It is probably the first one I will read when I decide to pick up a classic.
2. Any Jane Austen book - Yeah, this might be cheating, but if I listed them all individually, then that would be my top ten books. I have not read anything by Jane Austen, and I know that's pretty sad. I'll get on it eventually.
3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Another one that I probably should have read by now. Honestly, any time I think of this book, I think of the episode of Friends were they talk about this book.
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - I have read bits and pieces of this classic from high school when we were given shorter excerpts to read for one reason or another. I remember enjoying those parts, so it would be nice to read the whole thing.
5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Why not?
6. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - I have been told a countless number of times that I really need to read this one, and apparently see the movie as well. I don't know too much about it, but I suppose that I will eventually get to it as well.
7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/ Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll - I have seen Alice in Wonderland, and I feel like I have read a children's version of the story, but I have never read the original classic. I am very interested in doing so.
8. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - I have heard really good things, so might as well give it a shot.
9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - How have I not read this one yet?
10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - I think that a lot of people read this book in school, but I never had to. Might as well pick it up on my own, right?