Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books – basically this week is all about the past or the future….spin it however you choose!
I wasn’t going to do a TTT this week, because I don’t read nearly enough books set in the past or future to accomplish those themes. But then I remembered: CLASSICS! Most classics are set in the past, and I do have a lot of those on my TBR, so why not? So, here is my list of classics that I want to (eventually) read and that I already own.
84 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want to Read”
I’ve heard a lot of great words about Jane Austen, (but I haven’t read one, seriously). 😀
lol, I read my first ones last year, pride and prejudice and northanger abbey, and really liked them. but classics are challenging. =/
YES! I agree! The length is just… intimidating…
yes. I fooled myself, I bought the pocket editions, with thin pages, actually thinking the books were not that big… big mistake!
Love little women = which I only read a couple of months back but adored! Great list as always 😀
thank you. I own 2 copies of Little Women and I haven’t read any of them, lol. I need to fix that soon 😉
I’ve wanted to read the Princess Bride for a long time! I’m also halfway through Wuthering Heights (have been since october) – I really need to finish it but I’ve just been prioritising other things aha 🙂
lol. is it that boring? I think the princess bride must be amazing :), I’m looking forward to that one
I lost interest tbh I might go back to it sometime, but not anytime soon so yeah it’s kinda boring for me aha.
lol ;). I think that’s the problem with some classics =/
There are classics out there that are very interesting and entertaining, but I don’t think Wuthering Heights is one of them aha
With the exception of Os Maias and Les Miserables I’ve read them all and they are all lovely! Charles Dickens ones not so much maybe. Your Jane Austen collection is scrumptious and I’m not kidding!
that’s good to know :D. I have all of Jane Austen’s main books :).
That is quite cool! I’m also adding to my collection but their covers are nowhere as pretty as your’s! 🙂
LOL, thank you 😀
I’ve read 5 of these books and I really liked 4 of them. I didn’t like A Tale of Two Cities. I also started Emma but after 5 years of trying to read that book I decided that it will never happen which sucks because I wanted to read all of the Jane Austen novels
I know, Emma is unlikable, right? =/ yeah, I’m not sure when I’ll get back to Jane Austen, but sense and sensibility will probably be the first. And then there is Os Maias… I need to read it sometime…
She is. I even tried to watch the movie but just didn’t like it and gave up after 10 minutes. I loved Os Maias. Sometimes it was a little bit too descriptive but it was very good
you didn’t watch Emma? I saw the movie and the tv series. I even watched the youtube series. Mr Knightley is dreamy
I even have the dvd buy I can’t watch it. My dislike for Emma os the reason why I haven’t watched the web series. I loved Lizzie Bennet Diaries
it was great :D. you know that the actress who plays emma and the actor who played Knightley in the web series are together in real life? they are so cute together in the show 😀
Cuteee… The actress who played Lydia has an youtube channel where she has a monthly series called Craftversations and she has had a lot of actors from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It’s pretty funny to watch
i like her. I never watched her channel, but did you watch the youtube movie Ship it?
I did and I watched another web series called Kissing You. I think this is the name
😀 she’s always doing stuff :D. I never watched the Lydia’s web series though, it was too much, eheh
I never watched it too but I like her youtube channel. Especially Craftversations
i need to check that out. but you know, youtube is not really my thing 😛
I love youtube. I’m actually watching Youtube videos on my phone while I wait for.the update on my laptop
LOL, yeah, you’re addicted to it 😛
My addition to youtube it’s pretty bad XD
I’m aware 😛
It’s Kissing in the Rain and not Kissing You XD
ah, that I saw!!!
She’s actually dating the guy from Kissing in the Rain and I Ship It 🙂
she is right? 😀 I thought so, from her photos on twitter and stuff :D, cute!!!
I know. So cuteee
Emma is easily my favourite Jane Austen book! Love it!! Great list 🙂
really? 🙂 a lot of people have problems with Emma herself, eheh
I thought she was hilarious! I love it haha she’s always playing matchmaker and I think it’s funny 🙂
Oo! I like your twist on this topic. ^.^ I haven’t read the book, but I love the movie version of ‘The Princess Bride’. And I didn’t quite enjoy reading Great Expectations in high school. Though, I despised Wuthering Heights in middle school. Bleh. Sorry, Cristina.
LOL, no worries, they’re classics, the fact that people have to read them in school, doesn’t help to like them. I will give them a try at some point though, we don’t use them in school at all. 🙂
Haha! I only got to read a few extra because I took a Brit Lit class in my senior year. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have read most of these books, but reading them in school definitely kills them because you’re forced to read at a selected pace AND analyze it to death. *tries to hide list of things wrong with literature in high school*
LOL, yes, that’s why I don’t like a lot of Portuguese required reading. still, I was in sciences, so required reading was minimal
Les Miserables is one that I actually want to read, or at the very least see a movie adaptation of. I just keep thinking “Gotta be in the mood, though.” and…the mood had never hit me.
I really liked the movie :), I was a bit obsessed with it for about 2 months
Is it the one that has Hugh Jackman in it?
I didn’t read any of Jane Austen books *goes hide in shame* but I really want to. Great choices! 🙂
I’ve only read two! lol, so you’re not that behind 😛
I haven’t enjoyed that many classics, but I adored Wuthering Heighs 😀 I think it was largely because of how flawed and messed up the characters and the relationship were. I’m all about that angst.
lol. that is a good thing! incredible how the opinions on the classics diverge. 🙂
I couldn’t get into Austen or Dickens. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy I enjoyed a lot though. Sherlock Holmes would always get a mention in any of my favourite historical things, but I also go back further to the Greek and Romans, love that period of history and all the mythology that goes along with it.
I love the greek and roman mythology, but those are not easy books to go through. I still haven’t read anything by Hardy, but I want to at some point
I love your take on the topic today! I read Persuasion in college and it was good.
a lot of people have been telling me that Persuasion is the best of Austen’s… =/ I only read Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey so far.
Ah, I loved all those, except Great Expectations, which I thought was only okay. I haven’t read Maias, though. 🙂
that’s nice to know. it’s only natural that you haven’t read Os Maias, it’s a portuguese classic 🙂
Ah, that would explain it. I was wondering why I had never heard of it. Haha.
Great Expectation was one of the three books I actually enjoyed studying in school. I’ve yet to read a Jane Austen book but I have heard nothing but good things about them. I feel like I have to be in the right mood to read a classic but hopefully I can tick one off the list this year. 😀
oh yeah, definitly have to be in the right mood for classics too :). which one are you hoping to get to this year?
Pride and Prejudice is the one I want to read. I’ve watched all the adaptations of the book so I figure it’s high time I get round to the book haha.
i read it last year and really liked it 😀
Great selection of books! 🙂 My TTT
Very smart spin on the topic .. I should do the same, but I want to watch my shows … and I can’t blog and watch shows … or maybe I can. We will see hahaha
you’re feeling the effects of working =/ . when is your day off?
I want to go to bed before 11. I have to leave for work around 11 tomorrow, so plenty of time. But I NEED to see the Shannara Chronicles before I leave. And once I start, I’ll probably also want to watch Chicago Fire and Med and then Shadowhunters and all the other countless shows. In the end I will waste my entire day before work with shows … and I should write the T5W post too … ugh!
lol. you knew this first week would be the hardest. you’ll get used to it soon enough 🙂
One of my goals this year is to read more classics! I hope you enjoy all the ones you picked 😉
😉 I’ll read one or 2 this year for sure
How dare you not have A Tale of Two Cities?! That’s blasphemy! I read both Great Expectations and ATOTC in high school and I’m telling you, the latter is so much easier to get through. I liked GE at the end but it took forreeevvvveeerrrr to get interesting
oh, I have both books ;), I just never opened them :D. I will though… soon-ish! 😀
I’d read ATOTC first, much easier to get through and much more engaging
that’s helpful 🙂
I love Jane Austen, her books are so much fun to read! My favourite is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ but close second are ‘Emma’ and ‘Persuasion’, so I really hope that you’ll enjoy them when you get around to them! 😀
😀 I loved pride and prejudice. it was my first “classic”, eheh
Nice list! I plan on reading more children’s classics this year. I’ve watched the film of Little Women but never actually read it. A lot of people seem to love Wuthering Heights but I really disliked it. Ironically, I really liked the TV BBC adaption of it starring Tom Hardy 🙂 Never read any Jane Austen or Charles Dickens! :O
I love the Little Women movie, that’s why I want to read the book so much :). oh, too bad you didn’t like wuthering heights =/