30 June 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #16

This week is a topic I have been dreading because I haven't read many classic books. I nearly skipped it until I made a list of all the 'classic' books I'd started to read but never finished. 
I have finished a couple of classic books, but mostly Shakespeare or school reading like To Kill a Mockingbird.
Don't hold it against me, as some of these were really exciting and I loved them, but I petered out or lost my place or started a new book or got busy or or or.. Just a load of excuses!

The Great Gatsby | 1984

Lord of the Flies | Frankenstein

Dracula | The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Diary of a Young Girl | Oliver Twist

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Can't wait to read your lists!
Happy Tuesday!


  1. I'm the same I have little commitment to finishing classics because the language tends to be all kinds of awkward to read. I did manage to finish Lord of the Flies (we read it at school, I hated it). I've also finished The Great Gatsby, but that's more because it was short I think, and Alice in Wonderland is a great book, I would encourage you to finish it, you know, one day.

  2. I don't tend to read a lot of classics. I did really enjoy The Lord of The Flies though!

  3. I was not a fan of Lord of the Flies personally, so I wouldn't recommend trying that one again. While it's not a favourite classic of mine, I didn't mind Frankenstein all that much – it raises some thought-provoking issues/themes.