Top Ten Tuesday : Classics Week

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created at the Broke and Bookish. Check out their blog and join in the fun !  

This week the topic is anything to do with classics – the ones that are your favorites or the ones you want to read or pretty much anything to do with the word “classics”. So I figured the easiest way to do this without getting carried away by the wealth of classics literature in the world would be to go over to my Goodreads account and select the most appropriate ones. All images are courtesy Goodreads.

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Links to Goodreads (Clockwise from top left)Samskara , The Argumentative Indian , The Great Indian Novel , Memories of Rain , A Suitable Boy , Laburnum for my head , Fire on the Mountain , Godaan , Aavarana , The Guide


Have you read any of these ? Are they on your TBR too ? What is your TTT take on  Classics ? Don’t forget to link it in the comments ! 


29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday : Classics Week

  1. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” has been on my “TBR” list for a while. Maybe when I’m done with the three new books I already have I’ll try that one! I’ve had my eye on “Rebecca” for a while too. I’ve tried to watch the movie twice, but I was interrupted twice so the ending hasn’t been ruined for me!


    1. I tried Uncle Tom’s Cabin in school but gave it up since I didn’t understand the gravity of it – picked it up again last year and finished it 🙂 I have to finish 4 more books till I can get to Rebecca !


  2. To Kill a Mockingbird is superb and I bet you’ll love it! 🙂
    The language in the Great Gatsby is magical and lyrical,and Jay Gatsby himself is unforgettable!

    Oscar Wilde is at his best in The Picture of Dorian.The conversations are very witty,but also are food for thought.The plot is excellently written and you can feel Wilde’s genius in this book.I also like how the book is subtly autobiographical in nature.I think you’ll like it!

    And come on,you MUST read The God of Small Things! Try seeing it as one of the most recent gems your country has produced! :p

    Hmm,I must add ”Absalom,Absalom”,”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”,”Rebecca” in my wish list! I have Catcher in the Rye at home,but haven’t yet read it!


    1. I have read To Kill … already and yes I absolutely loved it ! 🙂
      I am looking forward to reading both Gatsby and Dorian Gray especially because I haven’t read any of their other works so it will be a first for me.

      Ha Ha 🙂 ok maybe I will consider it after all ! Just have to set my prejudices aside (oh so tough!)

      I really want to read all 4. I have a copy of Rebecca at home that belonged to my late grandfather but its missing the 1st few pages and coming apart. I don’t whether to risk skipping those pages or go for a new copy 😐


  3. Wow! You really went all out on this post. Great job. 🙂
    You should definitely get to reading The Great Gatsby, especially if you enjoyed the movie.
    I seriously want to read To Kill a Mockingbird and White Fang. I just haven’t gotten to them yet…


  4. Terrific lists! I’ll have to steal some of these I haven’t read for my own TBR. In particular, I really want to read A Suitable Boy. On that note, have you read any of Rohinton Mistry’s books? I read A Fine Balance last year and it was amazing. I look forward to reading Family Matters.


    1. Steal away 🙂 I haven’t read his works actually but I’ve read a lot of positive reviews on various blogs so I may pick it up soon. The only thing thats keeping me away from reading A Suitable Boy is the fact that its over 1000 pages – thats intimidating !


  5. Great lists! Exodus — wow, I haven’t thought about that one in years, but I remember loving it at the time. So many great books here! I really need to reread To Kill A Mockingbird.


  6. I have started to read classics now and I have read two – Pride and Prejudice & The Great Gatsby. I loved both the novels. Since classics are a free download for my kindle, the incentive to read them is even more. Will check out some of the classics mentioned by you 🙂

    Destination Infinity


  7. I think I should add A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court to my reading list-it’s been too long since I read a Mark Twain novel! To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, and Little Women are three of my all-time favorite classics as well.


      1. If you’re passionate about environmentalism I would definitely recommend it. Was such an important piece of literature, it changed legislation with it’s arguments and Carsons struggle with cancer while battling court cases over it. I may just be ignorant in hindsight really 🙂


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