Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books in the Classic Literature Genre

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given. So hopefully I'll have a new list to share with you all each week!

This Week's Topic: Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in the Classic Literature Genre

I didn't know how else to put it, but "Classic Literature" pretty much covers the genre I want to explore in this post. English has always been my favorite subject, and I was the student who always read the assigned books. That means that I have quite a bit of classic literature under my belt! Here is a list of my top ten favorite reads, whether I read them in class or on my own. Warning: Be prepared for a lot of Jane Austen ahead :)

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
3. Persuasion by Jane Austen

4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
5. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
8. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald 
9. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

10. 1984 by George Orwell


  1. I haven't read any of these except The Great Gatsby! I should really read more classics! Great list! :)

    Our TTT

  2. Oh oh! I am a shamed of myself. I never read any classics. But I can tell you that the books of Jane Austen I have seen on the tv. They where really great.

    My top 10

  3. I actually haven't read that many classics, but I loved Wuthering Heights and I enjoyed The Great Gatsby. I need to get around to the rest at some point and actually start reading more classics.
    Great list :D

  4. I love anything written by Jane Austen! Great list! I still need to read 1984 and it's on my TBR this year!

    My Top Ten

  5. I really need to read Of Mice and Men. I've read parts of it, but not the whole thing. The black & white version of the movie was shot in a house down the road from me. I absolutely love The Great Gatsby.

  6. The Great Gatsby was one of my favorite books that we read in high school. Great list!!

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-tuesday-all-time-favorite.html

  7. I've read all of these except for 1984 and Crime & Punishment. Love seeing all the Jane Austen love in this list! Persuasion is, by far, my favorite of hers. Great list and thanks for sharing!

  8. Great list - happy to see Austen and Bronte there. And The Great Gatsby :)
    Have a good day! :)

  9. I picked classic lit too, but we only have one book in common, The Great Gatsby. I wanna read North and South really badly. I've seen the BBC mini series and I loved it!
    My TTT

  10. Ooh nice going for classics! I'm ashamed to admit, I am not really one for classics. Really the only one I've ever really, really loved was The Count of Monte Cristo. Which is just so weird of me, since pretty much from middle school on I was craving paranormal books and the classics that I was forced to read never included that. And this one definitely doesn't either, but I guess I liked the story of revenge! All for the hero righting the wrongs against him and boy did he!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  11. I love your list! I am thinking of joining The Classics Club, and hopefully will get to reread some old fans!

  12. Must admit I'm not a huge classics fan even though I've really tried to give it a go. Apart from Pride and Prejudice, I haven't read any of the other works you've mentioned. I really should get on the band wagon and experience some great literature. Great picks for this week!

    New GFC follower! ;)

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  13. Great picks! I don't really read many classics, just because I find most of them hard to get into. I have read and loved The Great Gatsby though, and I'm hoping to get to Pride and Prejudice soon. My TTT.


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