Top Ten Tuesday with Top Ten Classics I Haven't Read



I tend to get so caught up in brand new novels that I still haven’t read a lot of the classics that everyone talks about and loves. Sometimes I just like the easy of modern writing instead of trying to turn my brain on to the almost foreign writing of books from decades past. Here is a list of classics that people can’t believe I haven’t read yet.




1984 by George Orwell
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Emma by Jane Austen
Grimm’s Fairy tales by Jacob and Wilheim Grimm



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25 comments

  1. I actually haven't read any of these either, but 1984 is on my to read list! I loved the movie Jane Eyre... I should probably read the book one day. Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  2. ok so i suck at reading classics. Farenheit 451 was realy really good. I do remember reading that one. A dystopian before there was a genre for it.

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  3. Catcher in the Rye is a must-read, as is 1984. Fahrenheit 451 and Jane Eyre are both great. I'm honestly not a big fan of The Grapes of Wrath. It's a beautifully tragic story, but it's so long and most of it is pretty dull. Catch-22 is definitely on my list of classics that I haven't read. I've started it several times, but I just can't get into it!

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  4. Most of these are on my list, too. I have read Jane Eyre and it's one of my favorites.

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  5. I have read all of Jane Austen's novels! Can highly recommended!! 😄 I haven't read a lot of these either... Then there are other titles like a Brave New World I still have to read too!!

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  6. | just feel like I haven't read any classics at all (which isn't true) but I definitely haven't read all the famous ones like Pride and Prejudice and The Catcher and the Rye. I think your list will definitely help me figure out what to read from that genre. And it looks like a wonderful one too. :3

    Here's my Top Ten

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  7. I haven't read all of these, but of the ones I have, Pride and Prejudice and Fahrenheit 451 are my favorites...also Catcher in the Rye. I love your idea for a list this week!
    My TTT

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  8. "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway

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  9. I read a bunch of these when I was in high school. Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Catcher in the Rye, and The Grapes of Wrath. I remember enjoying Jane Eyre and Emma, but I don't remember much about the rest of them. I should probably reread them at some point. I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to read them.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-yana-books-i-cant.html

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  10. As a book lover, I would put Fahrenheit 451 at the top of your list :)

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  11. I love how original your genre is!

    How old does a book have to be to be considered a classic?

    The only one on your list that I've read is Catcher in the Rye, I read it in college and I don't get what the hype is about.

    I've been meaning to read Fahrenheit 451 and 1984.

    Emily @ Follow the Yellow Book Road

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  12. I haven't read most of these either. I am a failure at reading the classics. I've made reading more classics a goal on my bookish bucket list, but haven't been successfully motivated to read any yet...

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  13. Great list! I love JANE EYRE and EMMA. I put FAHRENHEIT 451 and 1984 on my list of classic dystopians that I need to get around to reading.

    Happy TTT!

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  14. I've seen Pride and Prejudice and 1984 on a few lists today! P&P is definitely worth a read and I loved Emma even more! I really need to read a few of these as well!

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  15. Ahhh I've only read Pride and Prejudice, because of English class, but I liked it surprisingly. I need to get to those other classics though, especially Catch-22, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984 (so many numbers...)

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  16. I so want to read 1984, I love dystopians!

    My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html

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  17. Your list was VERY similar to mine! I also feel like it's easier to pick up current books.

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  18. There are some books on this list I need to read too haha!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

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  19. I'm not a classic reader. But I've read a few. Mostly because school made me. But I'm with you, I need to try and read some more. I've yet to read any of the ones you've listed. Good luck to us! :)
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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  20. Ooh, I love classics. They are hard to read, which is why I like to balance them out with modern books, but they still are important. I've read Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations and Fahrenheit 451, and they were all fabulous. The writing styles of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Ray Bradbury are so different, yet they are all so beautiful and deep.

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  21. I've read 4 of those (first two on each row) which is more than I thought I was going to when I clicked on the link. I really hope you get a chance to read these guys. Sometimes we do get so caught up on the new ones we relegate classics to those books we hated in high school.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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  22. Not sure I should admit this, but... I've not read ANY of these. ;D

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  23. Jane Eyre is amazing!!! It was just not what I expected. This book is seriously a case of don't judge a book by its cover for me. If you read it, I would love to hear what you think of it.

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  24. I don't understand the hype of The Catcher In The Rye, I've read it before, and it seems average. I do want to check out 1984 though!

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

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