Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Classic Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Anyone can join!

I absolutely adore the classics. Of course, everyone seems to have a different definition of what the classics are. Quite honestly, I don’t even know how I define them myself. But I do know what I consider a classic novel to be. In no particular order (except the first one is my favorite book ever) are my top ten favorite classic novels.

1. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

2. The Crucible – Arthur Miller

3. Animal Farm – George Orwell

4. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

5. Anything by Shakespeare

6. Dracula – Bram Stoker

7. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

8. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

9. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

10. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

What are some other classics I missed? There’s a good chance I haven’t read them yet (The Grapes of Wrath for example…apparently that was my mother’s favorite book). Any suggestions for some classics I should check out? I love me some classic novels!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Had to Buy But Still Haven’t Read

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Anyone can join!

This week was a freebie top ten Tuesday, so bloggers could pick from previous topics to discuss. I decided on the topic that talks about books I just HAD to buy, but still haven’t read. My TBR list is massive, and getting more so every time I visit a bookstore. So…this topic is going to be hard to narrow down to just ten, but here we go!

  1. Gated by Amy Christine Parker
  2. Tandem by Anna Jarzab
  3. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
  4. Pawn by Aimee Carter
  5. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  6. Matched by Ally Condie
  7. Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane
  8. Love Disguised by Lisa M. Klein
  9. Timepiece by Myra McEntire
  10. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult (and Samantha van Leer)

I picked up most of these books for their descriptions, (in the case of Timepiece, I read Hourglass and loved it) or because their covers caught my eye. Some of these books I’ve had for several months…actually, all of them I’ve had for several months; one or two I’ve had for over a year! Honestly, I need to put more time into reading.