Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
This week’s topic is books that were written before I was born, but I decided to put my own twist on this prompt. As part of my efforts to read more genres than just fantasy in 2021, I also wanted to include some classics into my TBR for this year. And while I read two of these in the past, it’s been long enough that it’s time to give them a reread. So my own spin on this week’s topic is a top ten list of books that were written in the 1800s that I’d like to read.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
- Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (1857)
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)
- Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (1862)
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1877)
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
What are some books that are older than you that you’ve got on your TBR? Bonus points if they’re more than 100 years old!
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