Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want to Read

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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.


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84 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want to Read

  1. Katrina says:

    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 🙂

  2. Cátia says:

    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

  3. Melanie Noell Bernard says:

    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. :/

    • My Tiny Obsessions says:

      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. 🙂

      • Melanie Noell Bernard says:

        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*

  4. SciFi and Scary says:

    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.

  5. ManOfYesterday says:

    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.

  6. Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny says:

    Ah, I loved all those, except Great Expectations, which I thought was only okay. I haven’t read Maias, though. 🙂

  7. Lois says:

    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. 😀

  8. Sara @ freadomlibrary says:

    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

  9. Anna @MyBookishDream says:

    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! 😀

  10. Thuong Le says:

    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

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