Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite Classic Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is classic books. As an English Lit graduate I've read a fair few classic novels in my time, and these, in no particular order, are some of my favourites:

The Pride and Prejudice of the North.

My favourite of Thomas Hardy's novels.

The most famous of Jane Austen's works, and rightly so.

The battle between love and convention set in
The Gilded Age of New York.

The American classic that everyone ought to have read.
It's so short that you have no excuse!

Loved the film, love the book even more!

The epitome of governess and master romances
(excluding Maria and Captain Von Trapp of course!) Though I do tend
to skip the young Jane sections and go straight to Thornfield.

I saw the film version first, and was blown away when
I read the book some years later. Beautiful.

An underrated Bronte novel that I absolutely love! I
actually prefer it to Wuthering Heights.

I ought to rename my blog 'Second Star to the Right' given that I blog
about this book so much! An all time favourite.


What's on your lists this week? 


Comments

  1. I wish I had read as many classics as you have :D my list this week is a TBR rather than favourites. Maybe I should start with The Great Gatsby since as you rightfully pointed out, it's so short I really have no excuse! Great list!

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    1. I've still got loads of classics that I've been meaning to read too, you have to be in the mood for them I find! Though I'd definitely recommend Gatsby! :)

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  2. I adore the Secret Garden and can't wait to read Jane Eyre. Great list :)
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    1. The Secret Garden is just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I didn't think about Peter Pan or The Secret Garden but maybe I'll add those to my TBR classics list. Thanks for checking out my TTT :)

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    1. I suppose they're technically children's classics, but I couldn't resist putting them on my list :)

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  4. hmmm... seeing that you prefer Anne Bronte to Emily kind of makes me curious of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall... I'm definitely taking note of this one :3

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    1. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, I had to read it for my course at uni and I couldn't put it down!

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  5. I love everything Peter Pan, but I actually never read the book. Shameful, I know. Great list.
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    1. You should definitely read it, it is so different to what I was expecting! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad to see Anne Bronte on someone else's list! :) She's so underrated which is a real shame because she's amazing. The Secret Garden and Jane Eyre are on my list, too. Great list!

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    1. She really is, I wasn't really expecting to like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall but once I'd started I couldn't put it down! The Secret Garden and Jane Eyre are just amazing!

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  7. Oh nice! I actually just read Peter Pan awhile back! Never read it before but decided one day I wanted to so I bought it and read it! Loved it!

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    1. I was at uni when I first read it, can't believe I'd been missing out on it for so long! I actually love how different it is to the Disney film, there are so many different interpretations of the story!

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  8. I really need to read Thomas Hardy and Edith Wharton. I have not yet read Anne Bronte but I have read Charlotte and Emily, although I'm a much bigger fan of Wuthering Heights than Jane Eyre. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. I think I prefer Jane Eyre, but there are passages and quotes from both that I absolutely love! Wharton was another revelation in American fiction for me alongside Fitzgerald, though Age of Innocence is by far my favourite of her novels :)

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