Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
Most of these have been on my TBR list for a while now, but sometimes it’s nice to leave a few books by your favorites to look forward to in the future.
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
I don’t think this will be as enjoyable a read as North and South, Cranford, or Wives and Daughters, but I think it will be a powerful and timely one.
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
There are a few of Wharton’s novels that I still have yet to read, but this is the only one left unread on my bookshelf.
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
I can’t believe I haven’t read more of Atwood’s fiction in general, but I especially can’t believe I still haven’t read The Blind Assassin.
Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery
I feel like I definitely missed out by not reading the Emily books as a child, but I look forward to finally making her acquaintance soon.
Blackout by Connie Willis
I was hoping to get to Blackout this year, but it, and it’s sequel All Clear, are quite the doorstoppers.
The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann
I’ve absolutely loved Rosamond Lehmann’s Invitation to the Waltz, The Weather in the Streets, and Dusty Answer, and can’t imagine that I won’t love this as well.
Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
Cotillion seems to be one of the best-loved Georgette Heyer novels, so I hope I’ll enjoy it whenever I do pick it up.
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
I bought A God in Ruins shortly after it was published, but I still haven’t read it.
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
I’m not sure when I’ll be ready to read this bleak and incredibly depressing novel, but I do want to get to all of Thomas Hardy’s work at some point.
Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
Honestly, the biggest reason I haven’t picked up Hangsaman is because it’s one of the final Shirley Jackson novels I have left to read, and I hate the idea of not having any of her books to look forward to.
Have you read any of these? Who are your favorite authors on this list?