Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Classic Books I NEED To Read/Finish Reading

 I have become very slack lately, but REALLY wanted to participate in this past week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and Bookish). I own all of these books and have managed to find pictures for all but one of the editions I have, which was pretty exciting :)
So, nearly a week late, I present: My Top Ten Classic Books that I NEED To Read/Finish Reading.

Look how pretty it is!

1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
This is one I have been  meaning to finish for aaaaages. I even have a really lovely edition that is just so nice to read AND I’m about half way through. Both good reasons that I should finish it!

2. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I have wanted to read this for YEARS!

 

3. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I have heard great things about this! Plus look at the edition I have! So nice :)

4. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
I absolutely adore the teleseries of North and South and should really get around to reading the book someday!


5. Middlemarch by Elizabeth Gaskell
If North and South is anything to go by, I’m going to love Middlemarch! PLUS, Penguin put out a range of classics called Drop Caps that are just beautiful. They’re leather and the ends of the pages are the same colour as they cover – they are lovely! I’m very happy to have been given this edition!

6. Don Quixote by Cervantes
 I have heard such good things about this book! It’s meant to be very funny, and I managed to buy a copy for about $4!
 

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
 I really just to need to hurry up and read this book. It’s quite small and I could easily knock it over in a couple of reading sessions. 

8. Harp in the South by Ruth Park
Another book that I should just read, because
A) It’s meant to be AMAZING
B) It’s quite small, and
C) It’s a very icon Australian novel.


9. Something by Charles Dickens.
I remember convincing my mum to buy this for me many years ago when we were in Aldi one day and it was only about $9, which was great because it’s HUGE. The books included are: Oliver Twist, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. So you know, all the good ones. Have I even so much as attempted to start reading this? No, no I have not. Why?!?!?! I really want to read Dickens!! I really need to get my act together and start on one of the novels. Probably Great Expectations.

10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is the only book I couldn’t find a picture of the edition I own. My copy is a beautiful hardback that my mum bought for me when I was little. Which means it has been in my possession for about 22 years – so why haven’t I read it yet?! Rar!

Honourable Mentions (because there are just too many that I want to read!)
– Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
– In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
– All Agatha Chrisite books
– All Sherlock Holmes books
– Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
– Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
And the list goes on ….

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