Jul 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (90)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Favorite Classic Novels

Ooh, classics, such fine pieces of literature with language that I don't always understand. (Yes, I've used SparkNotes, but only after I read a part of the book to help me make sense of it. Okay, and maybe I used it for the wrong reasons in a Shakespeare class, but Richard III was so boring and I just couldn't read it.) I don't read enough of these books and that's really a shame, because they can be just so very good. Here are ten classic novels (all read for school, sadly), out of the measly low number I've read in total, that I like most.

Wuthering Heights
Why you should read it: Talk about a messy love story.

Girl With a Pearl Earring
Why you should read it: This is one of my FAVORITES.

The Great Gatsby
Why you should read it: It's better than the movie.

Lord of the Flies
Why you should read it: It's the original Hunger Games.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Why you should read it: There is a fantastically intense court scene in this novel.

The Giver
Why you should read it: Hello, dystopian--utopian?

Why you should read it: Because Big Brother is watching and he'll KNOW if you don't read it.

Why you should read it: I know Shakespeare is, like, SHAKESPEARE, but this book is actually really, really good.

Of Mice and Men
Why you should read it: Hey, heartbreaking ending.

Why you should read it: There was Anne Frank, but there was also Elie Wiesel.


  1. Some of these are on my TBR list. I didn't care for The Great Gatsby when I read it in high school and I keep hoping to read it again to see if my opinion changes.

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  2. I recently read Hamlet and I loved it so much. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it! I can't wait to read more Shakespeare.

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  3. You have got some amazing classics on your list. Some of them I'm yet to read, but they're definitely on my radar. I loved Lord Of The Flies. I read it at school, but have re-read it several times since.

  4. To Kill a Mockingbird and Hamlet made my list! :)

  5. Oh I didn't think about Night. That is such an incredibly powerful book. Good pick!

  6. I've only read a couple of these, but I totally agree with you on those. Though I have to admit that I wasn't that big of a Lord of the Flies fan, which is weird, it seems like something I would love...
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  7. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but I want to read The Great Gatsby! :)

  8. A lot of these are on my Classics TBR list. Wuthering Heights though is probably one of my favorite books, period. So is Hamlet. Great list! =)

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  9. Oh Wuthering Heights is so good. I can read that book over and over! Great list.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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