Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want To Read


I haven’t been a lifelong reader. I read as a tween and then again as an adult, but those years in between there was no reading. Sad story, yes, but it’s ok because now I know reading is MY THING. I love it, and I doubt I’ll ever stop again. (You guys have to hold me to that!)  So anyway, it left me with a lot to catch up on, including these following classics.

I have watched almost all of the movie versions of these classics, except for A Tale of Two Cities and Wuthering Heights, and have loved all of them, which is why I chose them! I want to read the books that inspired some of my favorite movies ever. And I will!! Soon…ish. :)



Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens



Jess @ Gone with the Words

14 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Classics I Want To Read”

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    I am a huge fan of GWTW, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice and The Count of Monte Cristo….some of my favorites. I hope you get to read a few classics soon! Great list!

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    Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo, and A Tale of Two Cities are not just three of my favorite classics, but three of my favorite books of all time. You definitely need to read The Count of Monte Cristo because the movie is not the same story. At all.

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    Caitie F

    Great list! You should read all of the books! Little Women is on my list of my favorites. I need to read Pride and Prejudice too.

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    I’m not much of a classics reader myself. I was like you and didn’t read during my teen years, too. Books just didn’t appeal to me then & I often wonder if it’s because the classics were the choices at the time (or at least what was given to me at school to read). This is one of many reasons why I want to teach Language Arts, so that I CAN show students these aren’t the only reading choices. By no means does that mean they’re bad choices, just not the right choices for every reader.

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    Danielle D

    I love that you picked all the pretty covers for this post! The Penguin Clothbound Classics are gorgeous and I’ve been collecting them. And then the Anthropologie editions are pretty fab, too! :)

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    Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    you must read Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre starts a little slow, but it’s worth the first few chapters to get to the good stuff. I also need to read Little Women.

    I was never this great reader when I was younger either. I read, and I liked it, but it wasn’t until senior year that I started reading one book after the other. Glad you found your way back to reading :)

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    Rachel Patrick

    I’ve only read WUTHERING HEIGHTS (which I keep hearing movie news about but nothing seems to be happening, so). I really need to read JANE AUSTEN already. And GONE WITH THE WIND!

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    Asheley (@BookwormAsheley)

    I really feel like I need to read Gone With the Wind. Like, I actually feel SHAME that I haven’t read that one and I don’t feel any shame about any other books that I haven’t read in the classics category.

    I recently read Little Women again and loved it and I read Anna Karenina last year and loved it, but it was a chunkster! (I actually audiobook’d the both of them! It was a great way to go!)

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    Ann Noser

    The 1989 Masterpiece Theater performance of TALE OF TWO CITIES is wonderfully done. It’s very long, but worth every minute.

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