top ten tuesday: favorite classics

Top Ten Tuesday

 Hello everyone! Once again it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely blog the Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Favorite Classics. So, in no particular order:

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. 
  3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. 
  4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. 
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 
  6. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.
  7. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  9. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. 

While making this list I realized how few classics I have actually read! I’ll definitely be solving that problem soon, though, because this upcoming school year I’m taking AP English Literature and Composition. This means that I’ll be reading quite a few classics, and hopefully I’ll be inspired to read ones outside the classroom as well!

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Have you read any of the classics on my list? What did you think of them? What are your favorite classics? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

 

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11 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: favorite classics

  1. I haven’t read many classics, but most of the ones I’ve read I enjoyed! My favorites are To Kill A Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, and Hamlet. I kind of liked Our Town, though I’m not sure it’s considered a classic. I liked it, anyhow!

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    1. I haven’t read Hamlet or Our Town… contrary to many people’s opinions, I’m not much of a Shakespeare person. But I might have to give Hamlet a try! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  2. I’ve read Lord of the Flies (Which I didn’t like, it gave me nightmares) the Hobbit (Which I loved) and Sherlock Holmes (Which I also loved) My favorite classic would have to be The Hobbit or anything by Asimov.

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  3. Glad you can enjoy Catcher for the both of us (I just realllllllly couldn’t get past Holden…but I’ll save you the rant). I don’t think I’d ever be able to make myself read Sherlock….though I wouldn’t mind watching the show. I think the closest I’ll ever come to anything Sherlock-related (ish) is probably Jackaby that comes out in Sept. I’m pretty stoked for that!

    Cheers,
    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

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    1. Even if you don’t read the stories, I definitely recommend watching Sherlock! It’s SO GOOD! I totally understand what you mean about Holden- the first time I read Catcher in the Rye he really annoyed me, but the second time I read it I sort of understood more where he was coming from. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  4. I absolutely love the Great Gatsby! Fitzgerald is a master at crafting beautiful prose. I’m reading Lord of the Rings right now, but have never read the Hobbit, even though it was written first. Do you think it’s necessary to read the Hobbit to get the full effect of Lord of the Rings?

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    1. I did read the Hobbit before I read LOTR, but I really don’t think it’s absolutely necessary. Really all you would be missing is the backstory of how Bilbo got the Ring and why Gollum is part of the story. But other than that, it’s really just an extra story. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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