Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of Classic Literature

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share hidden gems–in other words, books that we believe aren’t discussed or read often enough. As per usual, I’m going to focus on classics that I believe deserve to be read more, discussed more, and highlighted more, both within and beyond the classroom setting.

What classics do you wish were discussed more often? What do you thinks of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

27 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems of Classic Literature”

  1. Great list! Love North and South, and I really want to read Between the Acts. My favourite neglected classics are Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret and Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, both are wonderful and important classics I wish people talked about more!

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    1. Oooh those are both on my tbr!! They sound really interesting, and Anne is the only Bronte I haven’t read yet. Fingers crossed I’ll get around to reading them soon!

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      1. Anne Bronte is definitely worth it!

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  2. My one friend is obsessed with North and South! I really want to read it!

    My TTT post!

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    1. It’s a great book! There’s a TV mini series, although I haven’t watched it yet.

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  3. I added “The Lost World” to my TBR earlier this summer when you were talking about it as the original Jurassic Park. 🙂 You always have such good classic lit suggestions. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you enjoy them 🙂

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  4. North and South is one of my all time favorites, and several of these are on my TBR. Here’s my list https://franlaniado.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/top-ten-tuesday-hidden-gems/

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    1. Glad you enjoyed North and South, too! It’s such a great novel.

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  5. I don’t know any of these books. They do look like gems though.

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    1. They’re so great!

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  6. Ooh, I’ve been meaning to read more classic lit. These seem to be a great place to start!

    * TTT: Hidden Gems + Giveaway

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    1. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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  7. Such a great list! Especially as someone who doesn’t read classics often, having them gems pointed out is incredibly helpful. “Nightwood” in particular is one I had never heard of and need to look up more info about. Thanks for the recs!

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    1. Nightwood is such a bizarre but brilliant read! Glad you enjoyed these 🙂

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  8. I must be missing out because I haven’t read any of these yet!

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    1. They’re all fantastic!

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  9. i read Cranford by Gaskell, but i haven’t read anything else by her! i might have to check North and South out.

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    1. Ooooh I haven’t read Cranford! I love have to add it to my list 🙂 hope you enjoy North and South!

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  10. I haven’t read any of these, and some of them I’ve never even heard of. I’m kind of new here; do you always read classics?

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    1. My always, but I often do! Most of the books I read for my courses are classics, so they end up being the bulk of what I read during term. But I do love reading them in my free time, too!

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  11. I have yet to read anything by Elizabeth Gaskell, but I’ve always wanted to pick up North and South.

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  12. I have Nightwood on my shelf but I have never read it. I think I bought it for a college lit course but we never got around to it. Now I want to read it. LOL

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  13. Ooooh I had to watch the tv series adaptation for North & South when I took a course for European History last year… and through that, I learned about how different northern and southern English accents are! I needed to put on subtitles for the show 😂 Anyways, I’ve always wanted to read North & South, so thank you for bringing it back to the forefront of my mind again 🙂

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    1. Omg their accents are SO different—sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly they’re saying! I hope you enjoy North and South whenever you get around to reading it 🙂

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  14. omg The Lost World! One of these days I need to re-read the book. I heard the story was inspire by the explorer Percy Fawcett and it was inspiration for Jurassic Park as well.

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    1. Oooh I’ll have to look into that explorer! I’m just so fascinated by that whole chain of dinosaur stories haha 🙂

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