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?

7 comments:

  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 :)

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  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! :)

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  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

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  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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