Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
Top Ten Favorite Classics:
You will notice a theme here. Most of my favorite classics have come from 19th century Brit Lit. I don't regret it.
1) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - If you ask me what my favorite book is, I will tell you it is this one.
2) Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery - Not just this book, but the entire series. I read it the first time in 7th grade, and I still love it to pieces. Anne and Gilbert are a favorite ship forever.
Mysteries and Madness
3) Bleak House by Charles Dickens - This is by far my favorite Dickens. It has everything - mystery, scheming, romance, murder. I love it.
4) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - A contemporary of Dickens, Collins books are more readable. Another great mystery, romance combo.
5) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - I'm not sure what to say about this book. It is a forever favorite.
From countryside to seaside to Industrial Revolution
6) Persuasion by Jane Austen - I love Pride & Prejudice too, but this one is my favorite. Anne is a lucky lady to have Wentworth. I wish he'd write me a letter too.
7) North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell - The romance in this book is fantastic. Mr. Thornton is yummy.
8) Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy - I still cannot believe that I went through a Hardy kick through high school and college. I've read almost all of his books, and they're pretty much all sad with crazy endings. Jude the Obscure and Tess of The D'Urbervilles are the most memorable on that account. This one actually has a more positive end.
One classic I want to read
10) Dracula by Bram Stoker. One day I will get to this book!