This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with the Broke and the Bookish is a list of my top ten favourite classics. I do love the classics, so ths one is kind of tough for me (especially because I wasn’t sure what was a classic versus what wasn’t beyond the obvious).
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Who cannot love this book? It is such a good story and lesson. Patrick hadn’t read it, so we bought a paperback version from the 1960s at a used book store last summer. I need to re-read it.
- Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery. This book is childhood to me. I have read it so many times and still love it.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I only read this at some point during med school and really, I didn’t think I would like it. But, I loved it.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This is a book I need to re-read. I LOVED it the first time and keep saying I am going to read it again, but never get around to it. Sure, it is a little long and at times, a little overzealous on the details, but it is a really cool story.
- The Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis. So good. I love how they take you to another world that is timeless.
- The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. When I was a kid I wanted to live on an island. So cool.
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri. This is another childhood favourite. It made me and still makes me want to one day visit the Alps.
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Another from my childhood. We have a Mark Twain anthology floating around the house (somewhere on Patrick’s side of the bed) I need to crack out this summer finally.
- The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved these stories as both a child and an adult. There is something about the family values and adventures of both the young and old in these books that stands the test of time.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Although the cast of characters makes me want to poke all their eyes out or slap them to say “snap out of it,” it is a well written and interesting novel.
What are your favourite classics?