Top Ten Classics I Want To Read

Posted July 1, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Classics I Want To Read



The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I have always wanted to read this but have never found the time (yet).

Persuasion by Jane Austen: I have read most of Austen’s other works but have not yet read this.


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: A classic I have wanted to read for years. I really enjoyed the film version.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: I have gotten halfway through this book twice! It must be finished at some point.


Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: I have always been really intrigued by this book.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas: I have always fancied reading this.


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: I have always been a bit fascinated by Oscar Wilde so really want to read this.

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo: I have made a pact with myself to read this one day.


The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: I’ve heard so much about this one I am really curious about it.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier: I actually cannot believe I haven’t read this already!


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8 responses to “Top Ten Classics I Want To Read

    • Lol – it is a very hefty book!! I have had it sitting on my Kindle for about 2 years now – it is quite a daunting prospect (think it might be even worse with a physical copy). 😉

  1. Gatsby really is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s one of the few books that I’ve read that I thought, after closing it “well that was worth all the hype.”

    • Thanks (would be more impressive if I had actually managed to finish it 😉 ). It is a monster of a book though it is pretty readable when you get going. I wish I could read it in the original Russian though because I always feel you lose something in the translation.

      I LOVE your list – nice twist on the original topic and great selections too! 🙂

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