Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read From X Genre” (choosing whatever genre fits best) — but since I prefer to jump around rather than read a ton of books just from one genre, I thought I’d jump between genres for this list as well.
So, ten books that I probably should have read ages ago:
1) Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
2) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
3) The Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce
4) The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
5) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6) The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
7) Middlemarch by George Eliot
8) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
9) The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
10) The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
What books are on your list this week? Please share your links!
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34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read”
Great Expectation is on my list too! I have a lot of classics on my list though. 🙂
I’m really determined to read Great Expectations this year finally! I was hoping my book group would pick it for our classic read, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Guess I’m on my own!
I had a love/hate relationship with The Lies of Locke Lamora, but it’s definitely worth a go!
Thanks. I’ve been told so many times that I need to read Locke Lamora, but I’m wavering. I’m trying to stick to my policy of not starting series that aren’t complete yet, but I may have to make an exception in this case. 🙂
Haven’t read any of the4se books yet but i do hope you enjoy it.
My Top Ten Tuesday!
Thanks! There are always so many books that I want to read — if only there were enough time to get to them all. 🙂
I love the Beka Cooper series.
And you haven’t read Anne of Green Gables! *gasp* I read that book to shreds as a kid.
I had a very delinquent childhood, I guess! No one ever gave me a copy of Anne of Green Gables — poor me. 🙂 I’ll have to make up for it as an adult. Beka Cooper is my daughter’s favorite, and I keep promising her that I’ll read it!
Great list! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Anne of Green Gables, and def recommend that you pick that up! 🙂 Here’s my TTT. Happy reading!
Oh, thanks for the encouragement! I’m really looking forward to Anne of Green Gables, and want to make time for it in the next couple of months.
I almost did this too – not picking a specific genre, but then realized I have a lot of Fantasy novels that I want to read but haven’t.
I’ve only read two of these books – Anne of Green Gables and Harriet the Spy. I love the both and definitely recommend them.
Thanks! I finally realized that I never ended up reading Harriet the Spy because the copy in our house belonged to my older sister and she wasn’t fond of letting me near her books! 🙂 Will have to correct my childhood deficiencies now that I’m an adult.
I reeeeeeeeaaaaallly need to get around to Middlemarch this year, it’s been on my to-read pile forever!!! I hope you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora 🙂 And yay that you also have Asimov and Le Guin on your list this week *high five*
High five back at ya! I’m a little scared to start Middlemarch on my own — it’s just so big! That’s one that I’d love to have a book group to compel me to read. 🙂
Great list. I read Middlemarch in HS and I loved it.
Wow, that seems really ambitious for high school! I’m glad to hear that you loved it — you’re helping me feel more determined to tackle it!
I really love Great Expectations. I have no idea why, it’s just my favourite Dickens! Great list, Lisa!
It’s great to hear that Great Expectations is your favorite Dickens! I’ve only read A Tale of Two Cities, and I’ve always wanted to read more. Thanks!
Both Anne of Green Gables or Harriet the Spy are on my TBR. And I’ve also resolved to “read” Middlemarch on audio this year. I just don’t have the patience for a 900-page read, but maybe it’ll be doable in audio!
I really enjoyed Great Expectations, and I’ve been meaning to read another Dickens novel since.
Oh, Middlemarch via audio??? Now there’s an interesting idea! I may have to borrow it!:)
I didn’t read Anne of Green Gables until a few years ago. After seen the movie for thr first time, I just had to pick up the book.
Good to know I’m not alone — I thought I was the only one who missed out on this as a child. 🙂 I’m really eager to give it a try.Thanks!
I only read Anne of Green Gables for the first time last year. And I haven’t read anything else on your list either. I really want to read Lynch’s series but he seems to follow the GRRM schedule of publishing so I might wait a few years because I have no patience and a horrible memory. lol
Re Lynch — I know, that’s why I’m hesitating! I kind of swore off starting any new-to-me series if they weren’t finished yet. The waiting is awful… and I hate knowing that by the time the next GRRM book rolls around, I’ll have forgetten everything from the last book. (Unless the TV show catches up, of course…)
I haven’t read any of these, haha! Here’s my list: https://booksoverpeople.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/top-ten-dystopiansci-fi-novels-i-cant-believe-i-havent-read-top-ten-tuesday-4/
Okay, well at least I’m in good company! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Ooh definitely read Great Expectations, and I haven’t read Anne of Green Gables since I was a kid, but I remember liking it. I don’t know that I’d recommend Last of the Mohicans, though. I’ve tried to read that one before and given up. It’s SO hard to wade through. The 1992 film is excellent, but the book is quite a bit more work. 😀 My TTT Post
Good to know about Last of the Mohicans — maybe I’ll just go straight to the movie version! Great Expectations and Anne of Green Gables are definitely high priority books for me this year. Thanks!
Great list! I read Middlemarch a few years ago and quite enjoyed it, and the tv series was good too. I’m a big fan of Stephen King so would definitely like to check out The Talisman, and The Lies of Locke Lamora has been on my TBR list for quite a while now, I really need to make a start on it soon 🙂
Thanks! I’m a Stephen King fan too, so The Talisman feels like a big gap in my reading life that I need to fix. 🙂
I so want to read The lies of Locke Lamora!! I’m so curious to find out what it is about 😀
My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html
I’ve heard such good things about Locke Lamora. My only hesitation is that I really don’t want to get involved with yet another series that’s still being written.
I haven’t read any of these ones either! Anne of Green Gables has been on my list for a couple of decades, but I just never get to it
Yup, a couple of decades sounds about right for me too! Maybe this year…