Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday --- Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read From the Classics Genre

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There are so many classics that I have read and loved... And there are so many classics that I have yet to read, but very much want to read... Narrowing down my list of which classics would make my top ten list was a tough one!

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -- I graduated with a Russian language degree, so I'm surprised that I have yet to read this classic novel. 
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury -- I'm not a sci-fi fan normally, but I've wanted to read this novel for a while.
3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain -- I've always wanted to read this novel and have started reading it at two different points in my life, but have never finished reading it.
4. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury -- I'm not a sci-fi fan normally, but I've wanted to read this novel for quite a while.
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov -- I've wanted to read this novel, just to see what it is all about.
6. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde -- This sound likes an intriguing novel read.
7. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson -- This has been in my 'to be read' pile and I want to read it... Hopefully, sooner rather than later.
8. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens -- This has also been in my 'to be read' pile for a long time and I want to read it.
9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas -- Another one of those reads I've put off, mainly due to the length of this novel.
10. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedman -- I can't believe I haven't read this landmark feminist nonfiction work yet.

I found it interesting that the only classic book written by a woman I've added to my list is Betty Friedman's feminist classic The Feminine Mystique.

Which books did you choose this week?


  1. I think you will find Ray Bradbury to be a poetic writer. I vote for a Bradbury as one of your reads this year.

    Here's my Top Ten!

  2. Great list! I actually haven't read any of those books either. I did put some of those on my top ten lists for today, like Fahrenheit 451. So many classics, so little time. :)

  3. A Tale of Two cities sound amazing. Though I haven't read it yet. :D But the title does seem good.
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  4. Wow! I have to say I've only read two of these and that was forced upon me. One was Huck Finn in high school and the other one in high school was The Count of Monte Cristo, which for some unbelievable reason I fell in love with! We read the abridged version, so that summer I bought the complete one and read it again!

    That was pre-blogging years though. A good 3 years before blogging really! Didn't start apparently until I was almost done with college, but that works since I can read my own books! LOL!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. The Count of Monte Cristo is my all time favorite book. Don't let its length keep you from reading it. It is definitely a page turner! Anna Karenina is on my list this week too. I think it is much more achievable than War And Peace, another classic I have not read.

  6. The Count of Monte Cristo is totally worth the time and effort it takes to read (and for me, it took alot). But its brilliant and amazing, and no move has ever done it justice.

  7. I haven't read the majority of these books but The Count of Monte Cristo looks like a great read! My TTT

  8. I am embarrassed by how few "classics" I haven't read. I really need to read more of them. I don't think I don't even know what Anna Kerenina is about, I should probably look it up. I do love Ray Bradbury, though. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  9. I keep meaning to read Lolita too. I hope you enjoy these books when you get to them. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  10. I love science fiction, and Fahrenheit 451 has been on my TBR list for a LONG time.

  11. Some of my favorites are on your list. The Count of Monte Cristo and A Tale of Two Cities are two of my top ten favorite books of all time. I really love Fahrenheit 451 and The Picture of Dorian Gray too.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  12. Everyone seems to have plenty of classics to add to the list, myself included! I feel like they require the right mind set and dedicated time to be appreciated fully so maybe that's why it takes me forever to pick one up!

  13. Great list! And thank you for visiting my TTT!

  14. Good picks! I really want to read The Picture of Dorian Gray soon! I enjoy Wilde's writing style :) - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

  15. These are some interesting choices. I've heard about A Tale of Two Cities and also Treasure Island which I'm not sure whether I've read or not. I really should look into reading more classics as I'm sure there are a lot of amazing enchanting reads. Thank you for taking a look at my TTT :)

    - Sophie

  16. I've read Treasure Island, but that's it. I'm not a Classics reader. :P

    Angie @ Pinkindle

  17. I've been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451 forever. I really liked The Picture of Dorian Gray when I read it in high school!

  18. Great list! I still need to read The Picture of Dorian Gray as well. I think I even own two or three copies of the book because i keep forgetting that I already own it. :P

  19. Interesting list. I haven't read most of these either - I've read Fahrenheit 451 and Huckleberry Finn. I tried to read A Tale of Two Cities in high school, but couldn't get into it. I should probably give it a try again now that it has been a few years.

  20. Great list. Some of them are on my TBR list. I've read Lolita and didn't like it. It bored me. As for The Count of Monte Cristo, don't be scared by its length! It's gripping and a great read. Hope you'll get to read them soon :)

  21. Great classic list and far too many that I’ll probably should have read by now.

    I’ve actually read Dorian Gray and Monte Cristo, just loved both it at a time (but it’s been a while).
    As you read at my TTT blogpost, Fahrenheit 451 is a book that needs to be read, and considering how many lists it’s popping up on, maybe we should have a read along :)

    Oh, I’ve totally forgot about The Martial Chronicles! Have to put up that one to on my Classic TBR list.

  22. Anna Karenina and Lolita are books that I really want to read too! I don't know if I still want to read The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Count of Monte Cristo since I've seen the movies already, and Classics are really long reads. Great list! Hope you get time to read them and enjoy them when you do!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads