Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that have been on my Shelf Forever

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Alright some of the books on this list I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read, but don't judge too harshly. Most of them are going to be classics, because if I own a YA novel or my guilty pleasure Christian Fiction novel it's going to be consumed...er...read immediately.

10. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux-After watching the movie years and years ago, I decided I wanted to read the book. Read thirty pages and then just stopped reading...something that rarely happens. I really need to read this. It's clearly going to be a lot different than the movie, but I'm still determined to knock this novel off my to-read list.

9. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf-I love Virginia Woolf. Somebody please tell me why I haven't read this!

8. The Bleak House by Charles Dickens-I loved the series on this and am dying to read this I just haven't had time yet.

7. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen- I loved Jan Austen. I bought the complete works of Jane Austen and haven't read this one yet. Gasp! I must fix that sooner rather than later.

6. The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper- My dad bought this for me and really I've been meaning to read it. I just haven't attempted to yet, but I will I promise.

5. Mainstreet by Sinclair Lewis-I own a really old version of this novel and have been meaning to read it and well I just haven't.

4. The Art of War by Sun Tzu- I've read pages here and there, but haven't actually finished this yet. One of my really good friends gave this book to me for my birthday and well yeah I need to finish.

3. The Heartkeepers by N.R. Searcy- I received this book for review awhile ago and haven't got to it yet. :( But luckily it is next on my list. And I'm going to start it tomorrow and hopefully finish it by Friday at latest. So :). I promise I will have read three of my to-review books by Tuesday (that's the day before my sister's wedding).

2. Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston- My sister told me I needed to read this book three years ago and well it's still sitting on my shelf. Fail. I really need to read this. African-American Lit is a genre I really need to brush up on.

1. Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach-Thirteenth century German medieval romance. My dad also bought this novel for me and I have yet to read it. Definitely should get to that sooner rather than later.

Yes, most of these were classics, so I hope I didn't bore you guys too much. But honestly these all sound like great books...I just need to actually read them now. Tell you what by the end of the month I will have read at least two of these. Then I won't feel quite as bad. :)

Which books have you been meaning to read, but just haven't read yet? As always feel free to comment/leave links below.

Danica Page


  1. I read Bleak House last year. I liked parts and didn't like parts... thought I LOVED the movie. Good luck!

  2. Their Eyes Were Watching God is definitely recommended. Hurston's memoir Dust Tracks on a Road is also very interesting.

  3. Northanger Abbey is my favurite Austen! :) Phantom of the Opera is pretty great too. :)
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  4. Suey, thanks for ocmmenting. Definitely need to read Bleak House.

    E.L. Fay, I will definitely have to check that novel out. Thanks for commenting.

    Diaryofadomesticgoddess, I will definitely have to read that Austen novel then. Thanks for leaving a link.

  5. I tried to read The Phantom of the Opera, and it didn't really work out so well for me either. What can I say? The beginning, at least, paled in comparison to the musical. ;-)

  6. Megan, I totally get where you are coming from. It definitely paled compared to the musical...however, I'm still determined to read it.


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