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 :)
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!
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.
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 ….