Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s is a freebie week, meaning we all come up with our own TTT topics.
I thought I’d return to an oldie but goodie — classic reads that I still need to get to. My list of to-read classics changes all the time, but for right now, these are the ten classics that I’d most like to read:
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (a re-read, but it’s been enough years that it’ll probably feel new to me)
- A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
- The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
- Peony by Pearl S. Buck
- Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott (or really, anything by this author besides the Little Women trilogy, which I’ve read)
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
After putting this list together, it occurs to me that it’s weighted toward male authors, which doesn’t make me happy — so this whole topic may need further thought! Or a follow-up post, at the very least.
Have you read any of these books, and if so, which do you recommend?
What did you write about for this week’s TTT? Please share your links!