Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Classics on my To-Read List


Greetings and welcome to another contribution to the weekly blog meme, Top Ten Tuesday,  hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.   This week the ask us to share: Top Ten Favorite Classic Books (however you define classic) or Top Ten Classics I Want To Read <or spin it some other way…”classics” in a specific genre?>  I’m not a huge classic book reader.  I tend to prefer more commentary stories because most of the classics I’ve read were such a chore for me to get through that I quickly go back to what I enjoy.  I used to start the year pledging to read x number of classic, cause deep down I wanted to enjoy these books and wanted the ‘street cred’ that came with tackling one of these titles.  This year I gave that New Years resolution up cause I’ve not stuck with it once and I get sick of failure.   Alas classic books, like wine, will remain something I long to appreciate but never develop a taste for.   So my list is going to be of classic works, both modern and more traditional, that I have added to my to-read list and hope to get to before I die…

Top ten classics on my to-read list

The Martian Chronicles  Inferno (The Divine Comedy, #1)  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)The War of the Worlds

Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)  The Neverending Story  Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)  A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)Contact

I didn’t have much to say about the individual titles, so I thought I would add something here.  Quite frankly I don’t think I will ever get around to reading most of these, and many of the books were not on my to-read list prior to this post.  I’m just not that interested in reading something I don’t care for and most classics fall into that category.  A couple of these books are #2 or #3 in a series, I might get around to them having read their predecessors.  Other titles had movies made from them that I enjoyed, so I thought it might be interesting to give the inspiration a go.  I did notice that I am drawn to sci-fi or fantasy books when it comes to classics.

I thought I would share some of the covers of classics that I have read and enjoyed, you know for the street cred…

Also it ended up being a bonus top ten classics I have read (didn’t realize I had read so many…).

HamletJane EyreThe Time MachineThe Little PrinceThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)The Handmaid's TaleThe Giver (The Giver #1)A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)


2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Classics on my To-Read List

  1. Gotta stick with your namesake to read what you like! While there isn’t a cookie cutter definition for what a classic is or ought to be, I’m pretty sure times are changing so that future additions to this ‘classic’ title will be definitely more robust than simply the Bronte sisters et cetera. But seriously though, I’m the same way with the older classics–they just don’t interest me all too much!

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts


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