Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top Ten Classics I Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly feature over at The Broke and The Bookish (that I am really terrible at doing consistently).

I often struggle with classics, but here's a list of classics that I hope to get to at some point. There are also so many that I want to read because I have (or will read) adaptations of the book, though there aren't any on the list. So, basically what I'm saying is that I have many classics I would like to read, and a lack of motivation to read them all.

The Silmarillion- I have tried to read it, but I need a solid amount of time to read this one. I have read The Lord of the Rings, and I feel like I should eventually finish it. It's  quite a dense read.

Dune- My mother actually told me about this a while ago, and I, for some reason, didn't read it.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- I read a bit of it, but it was during a busy time in school, so I didn't end up finishing it before returning to the library.

Journey to the Center of the Earth- I would actually like to get around to reading several of Jules Verne's books.

The Giver- I seem to be the only person who didn't have to read this for elementary school English class, and I should get around to it at some point.

War of the Worlds- I can't not have some H.G. Wells on the list, since I haven't read his stuff yet, and I would like to.

Fahrenheit 451- Kind of dystopic. I've read a short story by Ray Bradbury, and really enjoyed it (it was a bit creepy... The Veldt).

The Chrysalids- Again, sounds dystopic and a bit dark , though I haven't heard too much about it.

Sabriel- I have yet to read this. I know there's a prequel coming out (or a companion), so maybe now is the time to read this book and the rest of the series.

Lord of the Flies- One day, when I am ready to be fundamentally disturbed, I will read this. Probably. One day. Maybe. I'm unsure about this one.

It was surprisingly difficult to limit myself to ten. I didn't realise I had that many classics that I have yet to read and would like to.


  1. Yeah okay so we have like almost half of the same books. Some I've read and some I want to re-read.

    But please please please please please read Sabriel! The book that's coming out soon is the 4th in the series!

    1. I think I'll give Sabriel a try this summer, it seems to have very good reviews.

      You weren't joking, we do have a bunch of the same books in our lists. Are there any you're planning on tackling soon? (I know some on my list are more "I will read them... eventually... someday").