Top Ten Classics I Want To Read


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is either Top Ten Favourite Classics or Top Ten Classics I Want To Read. I had to pick the top ten classics I want to read, as I am AWFUL at reading classics. I don’t know what it is about them, I just haven’t read as many as I feel like I should have done.

Some are more modern classics than others, but here is my selection in no particular order:

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David CopperfieldCharles Dickens–  I do like reading Charles Dickens, but this one is has escaped me many times.

Tess Of The D’UrbervillesThomas Hardy– My sister really likes this book. I’m intrigued…

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I Capture The CastleDodie Smith– I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book. I need to read it!

The Virgin SuicidesJeffrey Eugenides– This book is another one I’ve heard many things about, but I’m yet to read.

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Vanity FairWilliam Makepeace Thackeray– I’m not sure if I’ll ever get around to this book, as the size of it really puts me off. But maybe I can be persuaded to read it?

1984George Orwell– I have been meaning to read this book for such a long time now.

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Brave New WorldAldous Huxley– Another book that I’ve been meaning to read for ages (there are just too many books 😉 ). I really hope to get to this at some point.

Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck– I remember another class at school reading this and wishing it was my class! Hopefully, I can read this book soon.


Wuthering HeightsEmily Bronte– I know a lot of people love this book, so I’m slightly intimidated to read it.

A Streetcar Named DesireTennessee Williams – My sister absolutely adores this book. It makes me want to read it!

Have you read any of these classics? Which would you recommend? Which would you stay away from? Please feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll come and check it out!



Top Ten Most Intimidating Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is about the top ten most intimidating books. They can be intimidating because of size, content or because everyone loves them! In no particular order here are my top ten!


War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy- I think it’s the size of this book that intimidates me. Over 1,000 pages!?


Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy- I’m not sure what it is about this book that intimidates me, but every single time I go to begin it, I find something else to read instead!

I’ve just realised that’s two Leo Tolstoy books! Oops!


Les Miserables- Victor Hugo- I love the musical (haven’t seen the film yet), but it’s not the easiest content to read. It’s also a beast of a book at nearly 1,500 pages long.


Game of ThronesGeorge R.R Martin– Everyone is talking about Game of Thrones. Whether it’s the book or the TV show, it seems everyone is raving about it! Do I buy into the hype? I just don’t know..


Moby Dick- Herman Melville– I’m not sure why I’m so intimidated by this book. But I am, and I keep on avoiding it!


The Lord of The Rings (Trilogy)- J.R.R Tolkien- I’m probably committing a book lover’s crime by admitting this series completely intimidates me and I haven’t read it. I think it’s because they’re such huge books and it’s outside of my comfort reading zone.


Cloud AtlasDavid Mitchell- So many people have told me to read this book. Something keeps me away from it though!


Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte- I’m probably committing another bookish crime by admitting I haven’t read this one. It’s just so popular and highly rated, I’m worried I’ll be disappointed.


Ulysses- James Joyce- I’m so curious about this book, but not curious enough to get on and read it.


Finnegan’s Wake- James Joyce-  Another book by James Joyce. I just find it incredibly daunting!

Have you read any books on my list this week? Should I just get over it and begin any of them? Please feel free to leave your link to what books intimidate you and I’ll come and have a look!