Happy Top Ten Tuesday! I’m back at my old sweet room, back from my holidays at the beach, and I’m excited to share about the books I read while on vacation on my wrap up. But today I’ll be making a list of all the classic books I swore I was going to read in 2017 and failed miserably at doing. But, OF COUSRE, they’ve now been pushed onto 2018, and they WILL. GET. DONE.
Ten Classic Books I Didn't Get To in 2017
Emma by Jane Austen
I’m a huge Austen fan. I read my first Jane Austen novel when I was 11 years old and fell in love with it. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite of her novels up to date, and the film is also a classic go-to for me! I decided the next book I had to read by her should be Emma, and it’s been an entire year but I still haven’t read it! I totally plan to do it soon, though. That’s the general rule for all of these. Let’s see how much I actually accomplish...
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I’ve read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and didn’t really enjoy it. I liked the beginning, but then it dragged too much for my taste, even when speaking about old English lit pieces. It was excessively boring. But Wuthering Heights sounds like the drama that I’ll love, with absolutely hateable characters and the beautiful writing style that I always enjoy from female English, 1800s authors!
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Connan Doyle
I bought the entire bind up of all the Sherlock Holmes books at Barnes and Nobles (a GORGEOUS edition!), so I’m determined to read them at once. I love the BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch, but I’ve made myself stop so as not to spoil myself with it. I can only continue watching it once I’ve read all the books, and it’s been painful to stay away. But I still haven’t read it, so I think I’ll need extra motivation. I shall find the way to stop procrastinating!
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
I obviously intended to follow “Emma” up with this novel. Still haven’t.
Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie
I became obsessed with Agatha Christie this year. Unfortunately I didn’t get to this novel, but I plan on doing it in 2018!
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde’s quotes are some of my favorites. I need to read something by him real soon. From the excerpts that I read that were written by him, I'm convinced this man must have been a bad-ass genius. He has the BEST come-backs! I imagine teenagers from the 1900s later on using his lines to fire back at discussions and bickers. He is a writer that really intrigues me.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
My father keeps insisting on this one. I have the annotated, study edition, which is a plus that excites me even more about reading this. Besides, I’d like to read Libba Bray’s female version of The Lord of the Flies, Beauty Queens.
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchel
I think I started this one two years ago, and I’m still stuck on page 30. It’s just SO intimidating, but the worst thing is that I’m REALLY interested in what it is about! The historical period the book is set pulls me in, but the sheer size of this giant book pushes it away from me. I really hope to overcome the intimidation and get through this novel. It's so highly praised, after all.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
At this point of the list I simply can’t believe myself. HOW have I not read this yet. I even took it with me on holidays but every time I try I either run out of time or don’t feel like it. HELP ME SOMEONE. I want to watch the T.V. Show, and I also know that I will love this dystopian because controversial, groundbreaking premises are what I really enjoy reading. Right along with this novel is The Power by Naomi Alderman, another amazing book on my TBR that I'm convinced I will give 5 stars to. Hold me accountable to reading all of these!
Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
This is not so disappointing to me because AT LEAST I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this year. So 1/2 are done.
I’m low-key frustrated now. Let me know if any of you guys suffered the same while writing this post. Honestly, I shouldn’t have done this because now I feel bad. Hey, I think I’ll go film a video for my Booktube channel now to try to feel better. But I’m telling you; 2018 is THE YEAR I read all of these books!
What books did you not read last year that you totally want to get done in 2018? Leave links to your posts in the comments too!!! Love you all!
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