Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Classics on my TBR

July 1, 2014 Cover Stories, Top Ten Tuesday 17

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

This week it’s all about Classics. Now I haven’t read many classics, so instead of picking my Top Ten, I picked the ten that I most want to read. Hopefully I will get round to them this summer!

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The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien) – I started this one last summer but lost my place somewhere along the way and never got back round to it. I absolutely loved the films and I would love to immerse myself in this amazing fantasy world from Tolkien’s mind.

The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S.Lewis) – Another one I started but didn’t finish. I am a massive fan of Fantasy worlds and Narnia is one of the best. Really want to finish this one soon!

The Hobbit (J.R.R.Tolkien) – Well, you can’t read TLOTR and not read The Hobbit!

1984 (George Orwell) – It’s one of those books that everyone is always talking about and I’m always so embarrassed that I haven’t read it that I just nod along with the conversation hoping no body asks me anything specific!

The Great Gatsby (F.Scott Fitzgerald) – Before seeing the film adaptation (featuring Leo DiCaprio) I had never had much interest in reading the Great Gatsby, but that was mostly because I had never taken the time to actually find out what it was about. But since being introduced to the story by way of the film, I would love to experience it how it was originally written.

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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) – Another one I’m always embarrassed to admit I haven’t read.

Les Miserables (Victor Hugo) – The story is amazing, so why haven’t I read it already?!?!?!

Dracula (Bram Stoker) – I have always wanted to know the story behind the worlds most famous vampire.

Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austin) – Yes, I know. Why have I not read this book yet?! I did start to, like a year ago, I just haven’t reached the ending yet.

Lord of the Flies (William Golding) – Started it in college and then sadly lost the book. I should really finish it!

What’s on your Classics TBR?

Leave me a comment and let me know!

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17 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Classics on my TBR”

    • Broc's Bookcase

      There are so many classics out there that people keep telling me I need to read, couldn’t fit them all on my own list!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Ooo, no I love a big book. The only problem with them though, is that I like to read whilst walking my dog, and the big books make my arms ache!

  1. moonglint

    I highly recommend Pride and Predudice, and Frankenstein, and Lord of the Flies, and The Great Gatsby…I better stop now or I’ll just name every book on your list.
    My TTT

  2. thebookheap

    I’m sure you know by now I’m hosting a p&p readalong in August. You should consider joining us =)

  3. lynnsbooks

    OMG I can’t believe I forgot Dracula and Frankenstein! So bad!!!!
    Great list – I’ve read and enjoyed seven of these.
    Lynn D:

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Ooo yeah, I love the dark ones. Really excited to read them two. Wow, you really like your classics, I feel so lame that I haven’t read any! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I really love it, its the cover my book has and once I get a bookshelf (still failing with that new years resolution!) its going to be pride of place because I love looking at it! Thanks, I read the first chapter of it at school but them never got any further, would really love to get through it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Haha, it is a big book. I think as well the thing that scares me too is that it was written so long ago that its going to be kind of ‘old english’ style writing and that normally takes me ages to read because I get so confused!

  4. sodiamondwords

    Jane Eyre is one of the best classics I have ever read! I’d never liked any of the adaptations and I couldn’t put the book down! Great Expectations is also a must but it’s a bit of a slog! I have Crime and Punishment & Treasure Island waiting on my bookshelf, but I’m no closer to reading them!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I really should start reading more classics, people are always telling me that I need to. I hope you get round to reading the ones on your shelf. Treasure Island is another I want to read!