Top Ten is the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, in which we showcase our top ten books in a certain category. This week, we're supposed to list the top ten books we can't believe we haven't read from ______ genre. And classics are always a fun thing to list! In this go around, I'll be listing both regular classics and contemporary classics. Here we go!
10.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
You've all probably seen this on my blog recently, but this is definitely one that I've been wanting to read for a long time. It first caught my attention when I was fourteen and here it is, ten years later, and I still haven't managed to pick it up!
9) Emma by Jane Austen
I've read the customary Pride and Prejudice, but I've never read this other book, which I hear so many praises about. I've heard that Emma is definitely a likable character and I'm eager to see how it measures up to everyone's words.
8.) The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I read all the Sherlock Holmes short stories when I took a crime lit class in college, but I didn't have to read any of the novels. I intended to get to them, but classes and assignments and everything got in the way, so I didn't have the time to pick it up. I hope to finally get around to them eventually, though!
7.) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Oddly enough, my class in high school didn't require us to read ANY Mark Twain. Weird, right? Anywho, I know there are several books that could've fallen on here with Mark Twain, but this was the first that came to mind. I hardly feel like a real American not having read them!
6.) Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This is one of the modern classics that I'd really like to get to read at some point. I've never seen the movie either, but I'm waiting to watch it until I read it. I've heard some great things, so I don't know why I've waited so long to get to it!
5.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
With all the popularity this book got after the new movie came out, this was definitely on my radar again. So many people love it and I'm always ashamed to say that I've never read it. I hope to get to it eventually!
I never got to read this novel because I was in the junior class that ended up reading The Crucible instead. While I loved The Crucible, I always wanted to get to chance to read this one, too.
3.) Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This one was a book that I don't think any of the people in my school had to read. Other schools in our area, though, had to read it and I hear from my good friend that it was a good story. It's been on my bookshelf for quite a while, too.
2.) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This was another incident in when the separate classes in my school read different books. I never got to read this book, but I've heard it's absolutely beautiful and a great story about what it really means to be human. Can't wait to read it!
1.) Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
This is a good example of even a classic children's book I haven't read! There are quite a few I could've chosen from that category, too, but this was the first to come to mind. A good friend of mine loved it as a child and I'd love to have the chance to finally read it!
And that's my top ten this week! What classics have you read or HAVEN'T read? Feel free to share your thoughts and your own TTT in a comment. =)