This week’s hosted Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish was supposed to be about books published in the last decade that I hope people are still reading in a decade. (Yep, it’s confusing. Go ahead and re-read it once more.) However, I was at a loss with this one… Probably, I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. But, looking ahead to next week when the topic is to choose any past topic, I decided to give myself a freebie and choose a different topic for this week as well.
Before you read this, I have a confession to make. I actually possess a B.A. in English. However, I coasted through college feeling like the “worst-read” English major to have ever lived. I read the books assigned for class, and loved them. I’d spent my life reading, I felt like. But, somehow, I missed a lot of the key pieces in literature. These are the ones I really feel like I should read, if for no other reason than to add some value to my degree.
So, here are…
The Top 10 Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read
1. Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations (all) by Charles Dickens
2. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
3. My Ántonia by Willa Cather
4. 1984 by George Orwell
5. Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy