Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is top ten classics that I want to read. Eff yeah for this week’s theme. I have a ton of classics that I plan on reading before the year ends.
Let’s hope I won’t run off this time because, let’s face it, they are intimidating sometimes.
1. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
– I don’t know what to say about this classic other than its plot intrigues me.
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
– Ever since I watched 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, my desire to read this beloved classic has escalated even more.
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
– I only found about this book through that Kate Bush song. I expect this to be a dark and dramatic read.
4. 1984 by George Orwell
– My first love was the dystopian genre, and I feel somewhat obliged to read one of its pioneers.
5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
– A lot of people has compared this classic to The Perks of Being a Wallflower — which I totally despised — mainly due to the dispositions of both book’s narrators. I’m really curious to see what a hormonal teenage boy thinks back in the olden days.
6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
– Another pioneer of the dystopian genre. Sadly, I didn’t get the chance to read this classic in my younger years.
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
– Actually, I want to read all of Jane Austen’s works starting with this one.
8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
– Okay I admit, who is this Ponyboy character and why does he intrigue me??
9. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
– So I’ve read and catastrophically loved The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, and when I heard it was inspired by this classic, I totally went nuts.
10. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
– Same reason as to why I want to read Tess of D’Urbervilles.