Classics I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

Since I started blogging, I have found so many books that I’ve wanted to read (or need to read in certain cases), my time I would normally devote to classics has been eaten away! I’m slowly whittling down my TBR (to be read list) though. I think I have maybe 9 books left?!? Once that’s done, I’m going to be catching up on some classics! Here are the ones that are up first on my TBR.

1. Dune by Frank Herbert

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Considered a classic in the sci-fi realm, it’s the world’s best selling science fiction novel. My husband read it and loved it, so our marriage is currently hinging on my reading this book soon (just kidding, sort of). I tried listening to the audiobook of it, but there were WAY too many new words/names, that I couldn’t understand WTF was going on. Definitely one I need to read first!

2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 

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3. Cannery Row by John Steinback

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This book takes place in one of my favorite places: the central coast of California, and more specifically, Monterey, CA (one of my favorite cities!). I have to read it!

4. The Once and Future King by T.H. White

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Considered a fantasy classic, this book is a story inspired by the Arthurian legends! I have heard a million good things about it.

5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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There are so many children’s classics I haven’t read yet. I am slowly working my way through them.

6. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

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7. Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

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8. Le Morte d’ Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table by Thomas Malory

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I started reading some of these, and they are seriously hilarious (not intentionally… but they’re so ridiculous that I couldn’t help but LOL). I can’t wait to read all of them!

What are some classics you’ve read lately? Or ones you want to read?

This prompt is from “Top Ten Tuesday,” a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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  1. I’ve been trying to convince myself to read more classics, but so far I have not been entirely successful. I really want to read
    The Picture of Dorian Gray because I think Oscar Wilde is brilliant. I also recently acquired Jane Austen’s Emma and Sense and Sensibility, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Wizard of Oz, so I really need to read all those!
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    1. Start with the children’s classic! The Wizard of Oz is easy to read and it’s short! Plus, it’s fun (: That will make you feel better about your accomplishment and able to move on to the next one, hahah!

  2. This edition of Robin Hood is gorgeous!!

    I need to finish (or start again) Dune! It was super good but for no reason I stopped reading 50% in? Plus the hodderscape edition of the sequel is gorgeous and I need a reason to buy it! hahah!

  3. I read Huckleberry Finn in school, and again in the last 8 years.. it is an enjoyable one 🙂
    Dorian Grey has come up for me SO OFTEN in the past month I feel like I *need* to read it soon.
    I love classics – my first vet clinic job I worked with a woman who was huge into reading and constantly she was lending me books I *had* to read, most being classics. She got me hooked 🙂 Tess D’Uberville and Madame Bovary were a couple she got me hooked with.
    I haven’t read any classics this year as of yet. . . something I plan to remedy soon. “Testament of Youth” is probably the last book I read that even comes close to “classic” – it is 80 years old, after all, and a prominent World War I autobiography. Other than that, I reread Anne of Green Gables fairly often 😉

    1. I have both Tess D’Uberville and Madame Bovary! I should read them! Hahaha Anne of Green Gables totally counts as a classic XD