Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish
. This week’s topic is, “Top Ten Books that are on the top of my TBR List for Fall!”
I’ve decided to go a bit classic time of the year. Catch up on all the famous literary works that I should have read by now, and a bit of serious-ish fiction that is lying around on my TBR pile for just too long. I need a break from fantasy fiction. I generally referred to the Wikipedia “100 Classic Book Collection” to pick out my classic reads.
Here are my top ten fall reads: (in no particular order!)
1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – When I read Dracula, I actually wanted to read this one. But I read Dracula instead and never got back to Frankenstein. So this one has been on my TBR list for a really long time, just dying to be read.
2. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R. L. Stevenson – It’s crazy that I haven’t read it yet and more so because I have wanted to read it for as long as I can remember.
3. Time Machine by H. G. Wells – I can’t say exactly why, but I think I will (most definitely) like it.
4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain – I completely adored The Adventures of Huck Finn. So, I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – I have heard much too much about Heathcliff, so I want to read this more out of curiosity than anything else. I am just hoping to avoid a Jane Eyre fiasco!
6. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger– Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of Catcher in the Rye, I do want to read this one. I have read too many good reviews not to!
7. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Guevara – I have been recommended this so many times, I have lost count! I do want to read it though – it should be one of the firsts on the list!!
8. The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald – I am guilty of reading this only halfway through. I loved it though, so I do want to finish it!
9. Perfume by Patrick Sueskind – Another recommendation, though I am still not sure I want to read it – maybe only when I run out of all other options (which is another way of saying probably never!)
10. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens – That would be “New York, New York” and oh.. “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” 🙂 I haven’t read many Charles Dickens books since I was a kid, I want to start by reading this!
What are your fall reads?