Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where I’ll post my top ten book choices (in no particular order) based on certain themes. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking here.
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: the perfect unraveling love-story for any romantic
2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas: Even if you haven’t read this book, you most likely have seen the movie.
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: a refreshingly dark romance
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: It’s a shame if you’ve watched the movie before reading this book. I want Gatsby’s Rolls-Royce…so so much.
5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Everyone else in my class despised this book, but I absolutely loved it. Certainly the “to a T” descriptions could be a little banal and drawn out, but the story line and character development entirely made up for it. 🙂
6. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift: I know classmates who’ve read this and said Jonathan Swift is a lunatic. It’s SATIRE people! Look it up. This man is a genius.
7. The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers: I may not be a big horror fan, but these fairy tales are as classic as it gets. (Warning: Don’t read unless you’re fine with the-happily-ever-after-Disney-stories-you’ve-always-known being forever corrupted…though I’d think you’d be at least a little bit curious as to who actually inspired pretty much half of everyone’s childhood.)
8. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: a dystopian world where books are illegal and it’s the job of firemen to burn them all to ashes
9. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe: “Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…” Need I say more.
10. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett: one of my favorites from when I was a child
Which of these have you read? Which would you like to read? Are there any other books you would have added to this list? Leave a comment below.