Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten Classics

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

This week's topic is to make a list of the Top Ten X Genre books.  I think I have done Top Ten Historical Fiction books before so this time I am going to do Top Ten Classics (in my opinion).

1.) War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy-This book is huge but talk about an EPIC story.
2.) 1984 by George Orwell/We by Yevgenii Zamiatin-Dystopian at it's very best.
3.) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque-Even though this book was written post WWI, it is still incredibly relevant today. 
4.) East of Eden by John Steinbeck-Oh my, the writing and characters are AMAZING. 
5.) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickons-I love all of Dickons' metaphors.  I know a lot of people who hate this book but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
6.) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn-The classic gulag book...a must read.
7.) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury-This is one of my all time favorite books; anyone who loves reading and books should read this.
8.) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier-Such a creepy but completely awesome story.
9.) Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky
10.) A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway-A beautiful love story with fantastic writing.

What's on your list Top Ten list this week?


  1. I read Rebecca a few years ago
    and really enjoyed it. If this were my list it'd be filled with Jane Austen! Haha :)

  2. I wrote my list using Classics too, and I kind of love how our lists don't match. Proves how many classics there are to love!

  3. I like this list choice! Fahrenheit 451 would definitely be on my lists as well! Here is my Top Ten

  4. You picked my favorite Steinbeck! I love "East of Eden", but it seems like "Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men" are alway on the "books you have to read" lists.

  5. Okay, I love this list purely for the fact you've included All Quiet on the Western Front in it! I absolutely adore that book! I really want to read A Farewell to Arms too, although lots of people have tried putting me off Hemingway. Seeing it on this list inspires me to finally give him a go!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  6. What? Not one Faulkner? Mine would have to include Absolom, Absolom (or The Sound and the Fury) and of course The Things They Carry by O'Brien

  7. Amazing list! I've only read 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, but I'm definitely going to be reading some of these other books!
    Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog
    My Top Ten YA Contemporary


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