Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 10 Classic Books

Fahrenheit 451
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
  1. King Lear: I love Shakespeare, every play I've seen or read and all the remakes and cameos. King Lear is a story about pretty lies and harsh truths, and I don't think it gets enough attention lately. People who truly love you will tell you the truth and you have to be strong enough accept it.
  2. Frankenstein: Ever feel like you don't fit in? Did it make you mad? This is the classic for you.
  3. Atlas Shrugged: A world built on pity will not survive. The few that do can not shoulder the many that won't forever. At a time when the world wasn't worth holding up Atlas Shrugged.
  4. Animal Farm: Anyone for a little political satire?
  5. A Christmas Carol: Material gains only take you so far. This is a look at what is really important in life with a surprisingly charming and snarky narrator.
  6. Flowers For Algernon: Is there such a thing as too smart? What happens when the greatest gift you're given starts to slip away?
  7. Candide: More satire, and crazy times.
  8. Are You There God, It's Me Margaret: This is the best introduction to becoming a young woman I know of, or have heard of.
  9. Pygmalion: My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman, She's All That.. this book has spawned some of the most fun remakes but the original has something none of the other's do - a kickass prologue from the author's point of view and a whole different ending. All the versions are awesome in my opinion, though.
  10. The Jungle: What a hard hitting look at the industries that built America? The things you learn you will never forget.  
  11. Fahrenheit 451: Had to add this one, because where would a book lover be without it?


  1. A Christmas Carol is a favorite of mine! Great list!
    My Top Ten: http://readerbenji.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-ten-tuesday-11.html

  2. I've been seriously lacking in reading classics. Really need to read more of them!

    Here's my top ten!

  3. Hi there :) just popping in... I'm so bad! I haven't read any of these books.

    I'm also your newest follower :) Here is my choice...

    Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Great list of classics. A Christmas Carol is one I have read countless times. Also loved Frankenstein and Fahrenheit 451.

  5. Ahh such a good idea for a list and YESSS to King Lear!! My cat's name is Cordelia! These are all great titles! Here is my
    Top Ten

  6. Great idea for a list! I'd love to see this one done, TTT-wide!

    Here's my
    Top Ten Books That Take Place in Paris.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

    1. If you think that I must be missing some great ones. Is there a classic I've missed that is a favorite of yours?

  7. Nice list. I like Shakespeare his books ^^ You can find my list on my blog, if you like!

  8. I loved King Lear when I studied it in school; such a tragic book. I also studied Frankenstein last year and had to write an essay on it. I really enjoyed it, I felt so sorry for the monster. I'm not quite sure what classic is my favourite, I loved Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I need to read more classics but I have to study them in university and analysing them sometimes makes me hate them even more!

    Check out my top ten list if you like :)

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  10. Great list! I just finished Fahrenheit 451 not too long ago. Here is my TTT if you'd like to check it out and follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-10-tuesday-historical-fiction.html

  11. What a great selection of classics. I have to challenge myself to read them - more to remind myself to take the time. I love the ones I read, but need to take the time.

    My top 10: http://sosimplesara.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-ten-favorite-historical-fiction.html

  12. I do love your list.. I have read about half the books on your list and need to read the others.. My list is up as well.. and for a chance to win a cookbook (giveaway ends today), do hop over to my blog..

  13. I love Shakespeare too. (: <3

  14. Love the list! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Flowers for Algernon is one of my favorite books EVER, it's just such a strong, emotional, fantastic story! :)

    Ree @ Literary Obsession