February 3

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Classics I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read

February 3, 2015

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish is all about discussing books you can’t believe you haven’t read yet. I could go on and on in this category, but I decided to narrow it down to the Classics that I can’t believe I haven’t read (although I could probably go on and on in that category as well). I think you may be shocked by my lack of reading in this area!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1984 by George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

What classics do you feel like you need to read?

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Posted February 3, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Top Ten Tuesday

6 COMMENTS :

    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      After reading Belzhar, The Bell Jar has been on my list! Hopefully soon!

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    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      I noticed we had a lot of the same, Missie :). The Bell Jar has been high on my list since I read Belzhar!

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  1. By Sharon Takahashi on

    My very wise, and dearly respected high school English teacher challenged us to revisit classic books as adults because life lessons you learn change your perspective. We should consider reading a “classic” for a future book club title. As I think back, we read some heavy titles, and I remember the great discussions we had with her. Well, it was the 1960’s and we were only 30 minutes from UC Berkeley. Conflict was in the air. My favorite quote from her, “Ladies and gentlemen, without conflict, there is no drama.”

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    1. By cubbieblue26@gmail.com (Post author) on

      I love this comment, Sharon! I just read an article about how classics are so different when you reread them as an adult. The article mentioned Catcher in the Rye in particular. I would love to add a classic to the book club rotation (maybe one that ties to a current book that could be done in an adjoining month and we could discuss the connections).

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