It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Today is a ‘freebie’ topic, so we can post what we like. As I’m participating in the 2015 Classics Challenge, I thought I’d write a sequel to my original Top Ten / Classics I Want to Read post, written six months ago. I’ve only read one of the classics from that list since then, but that doesn’t stop me from adding more to my wishlist! Here’s another ten classics that I want to read. If you want to read any of these too, perhaps join the challenge?
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1818) because you voted for it to be my first classic of the year and as a satire of Gothic literature, it does sound quite fun!
Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897) because a few of my friends have been chatting about it on Twitter and it sounds more enjoyable than I assumed it would be. What’s this I hear about a child protagonist? Sold!
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905) because I enjoyed The Secret Garden, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this. I also need to re-watch the adaptation, which I remember going to see in the cinema!
Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald (1952) because it’s one of the most recent Vintage Children’s Classics and it sounds just wonderful and charming, particularly to around Christmastime. ‘Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful’.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1962) because I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this children’s classic, and there will be a BBC adaptation later this year.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1962) because who wouldn’t be intrigued by a book with a character called ‘Merricat’?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (1962) because I’ve wanted to read this modern classic since studying Sociology.
I particularly want to read more modern classics and Gothic literature. Here’s to another year of discovering wonderful classics!