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!