Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.
For today, I’m combining this week’s and next week’s topics to talk about: The Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read
Emily of New Moon (and the rest of the Emily series) by L. M. Montgomery
I love L. M. Montgomery; the Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea series (and their respective adaptations) were such a huge part of my childhood. Yet, somehow I have never read any of the Emily books. This is an oversight I hope to fix very soon!
Middlemarch by George Eliot
I can’t believe I haven’t read Middlemarch. Maybe I’ll finally dive into Eliot’s intimidating masterpiece this spring. Honestly, I’ll be a bit heartbroken if I don’t love it.
Possession by A. S. Byatt
Possession seems like a novel that was almost tailor-made for me. I have owned a copy for ages; I’ve seen the film version multiple times. Still haven’t read it.
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
After watching the first season of Poldark, I bought the first two books in Winson Graham’s popular historical fiction series. I was so excited to read them and to spend more time with Ross and Demelza. Here we are three seasons into the show and I still haven’t read any of the books.
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
I was completely blown away by Atkinson’s Life After Life when I read it a few years ago, however I still have yet to read this “sequel.” The reviews of A God in Ruins seem to be more mixed, which is one of the reasons I haven’t rushed to read it. After recently loving her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, I have bumped Atkinson’s latest closer to the top of my TBR list.
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
For someone who considers Jane Eyre to be her favorite book, it is kind of embarrassing that I’ve never read Wide Sargasso Sea.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
I bought this book immediately after it came out and have been saving it ever since. I’m expecting to love this epic coming-of-age story about art and life, and have decided this will be the year I finally pick it up.
The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp by Eva Rice
This is a sequel of sorts to one of my favorite comfort reads, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. I have such high expectations for this one; I desperately want it to evoke the same feelings that its predecessor inspires in me. For this reason, I’ve been putting off reading The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp, but plan to get to it this spring/summer.
The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
This series has been on my radar for a few years now, and it sounds like one I’ll completely adore. The main reason I haven’t begun The Cazalet Chronicles is because I have a feeling I will want to read the entire series in quick succession.
Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
I’ve really enjoyed all of the Bill Bryson books I’ve read so far, and I doubt Notes From a Small Island will be an exception. My copy has been languishing on my shelf for a while now, and I really need to indulge in some armchair traveling!
Are there certain books you can’t believe you haven’t read? Any titles from this list you think I should prioritize first?