Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want to Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Classic Books (however you define classic) or Top Ten Classics I Want To Read <or spin it some other way…”classics” in a specific genre?>.
I have to admit, I haven’t read many classics. But I do own several and there are tons more that I want to read. So here are my Top Ten Classics I Want to Read, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. This list is all books I own but haven’t read, and keep in mind that some of these I consider to be “New Classics”.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is one of those “New Classics” I guess. I love other books by Margaret Atwood, and I really want to read this one, as it’s her most celebrated work.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I’ve started this one a couple of times, but then other things got in the way. I love all the P&P movies and shows and YouTube adaptations I’ve seen, so I know I’ll love the book!
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I LOVE the BBC show, Sherlock, so I MUST read these short stories. The book I own has 12 stories in it.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I don’t know why I didn’t read this in high school–it seems like everyone else did. But I will read it one day!
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
This is another “New Classic”, and another one I’m surprised I didn’t read in school. But I definitely want to read this soon!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I feel like you just kind of have to read Frankenstein. It’s like a book nerd life requirement, right?
The Oedipus Cycle (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone) by Sophocles
I did read some of these (One? Maybe two? I don’t remember.) in school, and I remember loving them. So I really want to read them again as an adult, and finally read all three of them.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
This is another one of those book nerd life requirements, right?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
This book is SO intimidating but I just feel like I need to read it, even though I kind of already know what’s going to happen.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The plot of this just sounds so cool! Another intimidating book, but I feel like it’ll be so worth it in the end.
Which classics do you want to read? Or what type of TTT list did you make about classics today? Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog!