I'm still pretty new to Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, so there were lots of great topics to choose from for this week's list! As I've been dipping my toe into the blogging world recently through blog hops and weekly features such as this one, I swear my To-Read list has just been growing exponentially! I've come across so many recommended books that I really can't believe I haven't read yet, so I thought this would be perfect for me. I've chosen mostly classics since they are so foundational for their genres and I really do feel like I've been missing out by not having read them yet. I also added a few contemporary books at the end. This is going to be embarrassing, but here goes nothing!
1. Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen -- This is such a beloved classic that so many speak so highly of. I own it, but have yet to crack it's spine!
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer/The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain -- I feel like everyone except for me read one of these two for school!
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- My husband recommended this one to me forever ago, but it just never happened!
4. Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier -- One of the original gothic novels that I really must get around to one of these days.
5. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte -- Another shameful omission!
6. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte -- ditto above.
7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Really looking forward to the day I finally get to this one.
8. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman -- Haven't seen the movie either!
9. Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- OK I have read a couple of the short stories, but I've been meaning to read one of the full collections and/or the novels, FOREVER.
10. The rest of the Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis -- I read the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for a college class, but never more than that. I wish I read them as a kid, but I still think this is a must at some point in time.
BONUS: A few contemporary books that also deserve a mention (and a read one of these days!)
11. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
12. His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
13. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
14. The Passage, by Justin Cronin
15. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
This list could probably go on and on, but I think I'll end it here!