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Top Ten Classics I Want To Read

Well, this is an embarrassing list. Does anyone else feel like the public education system let them down?!

Top Ten Classics I Want To Read


1. Persuasion– A classic Jane Austen novel that I have not read. I’m a terrible fan :/

2. The Scarlet Pimpernel– After reading Across the Star-Swept Sea, I became really intrigued by this story and have put it on my TBR.

3. 1984– Another amazing classic that I somehow missed in high school. This one really is at the top of my to-be-read classics list.

4. Little Women– I don’t think I’ve read this…? It’s been so long. All I remember is the movie.

5. Frankenstein– I’ve never read this in its entirety, and for a book that’s stayed so relevant even in our era, I have to see what its all about.

6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall– This is by the lesser know Anne Bronte. Having loved Jane Eyre, I think I owe this third Bronte sister a chance.

7. Fahrenheit 451– Yup. I know, it’s sad.

8. Northanger Abbey– This is definitely one of Austen’s least known novels, and I intend to finish reading all her works.

9. Slaughterhouse-Five– I read and enjoyed Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan for a post-modern lit class. I haven’t read any of his other work, though.

10. The Little Prince– I know this is a children’s classic, but I totally missed the memo about it!

What classics are on your TBR??

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  • http://www.andreabuginsky.com/ Andrea Buginsky

    Great list! Little Women is on mine too :)

  • http://abottomlessbookbag.com Jordin @ A Bottomless Book Bag

    Yep, I pretty much feel like a failure to the college that gave me my undergraduate degree. I haven’t read 9 out of the 10 books you have on here, but I REALLY liked Frankenstein. It was completely different from what I expected, so if you are feeling up for a classic I’d definitely go that route!

  • http://www.giantsquidbooks.com Giant Squid Books

    Oooh good list. I loved The Scarlet Pimpernel! I’ll have to check out Across the Star-Swept Sea. Also Little Women is wonderful.

  • Lydia

    I would add Dracula as well. Like Frankenstein, the media has totally changed it, but the book is great!

  • Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    We’re opposites – I’ve read The Scarlet Pimpernel (like four or five times) but haven’t read Across the Star-Swept Sea 😀 But TSP is SO good! Definitely the top one I’d recommend from your list, along with Fahrenheit 451. I’ve read Slaughter-House Five and Frankenstein, but didn’t LOVE them. They’re good ones to read though, as far as message I guess.

  • Lisa Schensted

    Northanger Abbey is a fun little gothic romance romp! You’ll love it!

  • Amy Howard Sasser

    How is it possible you haven’t read The Scarlet Pimpernel or Northanger Abbey?!?! Start with those!