Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top Ten Classics

Top ten Tuesday
I know a lot of these have made it onto my lists before, so you will have to forgive me.

1. Persuasion by Jane Austen
I like all of her stories for different reasons, but I think this one is my favorite due to the depth of the characters. And, the ending is so romantic.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A must read for everyone.

3. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
I actually have this one out to re-read, as I was a young teen when I last read it. I love the plot twists!

4. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
This is my personal favorite out of the Bronte sisters books.

5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
I guess I went through a French Revolution stage in high school.;)

6. Emma by Jane Austen
Emma is one of my very favrite heroines, since she is funny and has a good heart, albeit, misguided at times.;) It is also one of the few romance stories my husband enjoys with me.;)

7. Mere Christianity by C.S.Lewis
It is non fiction, but is an incredible book that breaks down Christianity into such beautiful, simple statements.

8. MaryBarton by Elizabeth Gaskell
9. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


  1. +JMJ+

    Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen novel, too. =) But a couple of years ago, when I reread it, I had that awful experience of not having it live up to the first time!!! That had never happened to me before; normally, old favourites are "sure things" for me! But I may be changing because . . . Jane Eyre is my most beloved novel ever, but something similar happened recently, when I tried rereading my favourite scenes from it. =( Now I think that I have to be in a certain mood before I can crack open the classics that I love.

    1. Huj, I wil have to sre what happens whrn I try tp go back and re-read some of my favorites. I started The Scarlet Pimpernel and hope that I like it as well the second time around. I half rxpect that it will be different, since I am at a way different place in life now...