Tuesday 1 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Classic Books 1/7/14

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

A couple of years ago, I made it my New Years resolution to read more classic literature. I managed to squeeze in quite a few but interestingly, none of the ones I read appeared on my list here. The ones on the list here are ones I read when I was much younger. To be perfectly frank and honest with you I don't really enjoy reading classic literature all that much, which Is why I struggled with this list and ended up putting quite a few children's titles on here. As a reader, as I've told you before, I like reading things which I can definitely relate to, and so these tales set in the past and involving people with tons of cash don't really float my boat. The ones on this list won't be a shock to anyone but let me know in the comments, anything you think I should definitely pick up and try this year! 

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

4. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

6. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

7. The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Graham

8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

9. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

I think I'll leave it at 9 this week just as a reflection of my lack of love for the classics. It's such a terrible thing for a book lover to say but if you can help me out with anything you think I'll love, then let me know! 

1 comment:

  1. Great list, A Christmas Carol is my favourite book of all time although i dont read many Classic either now. Have you read Tom's Midnight Garden, any of the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton or I capture the Castle by Dodie Smith?
    Gill x