Aahh, To Be Read piles. They’re interesting things, aren’t they? We hate them and we love them at the same time. All the while threatening to squash us, every time we relieve it of its weight, it only seems to grow despite our caution.
With that said, here is a list of the most IMPORTANT books on my TBR list (which is bordering seventy books which is also ridiculous).
TEN BOOKS in my (ridiculously long) TBR
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
I have wanted to read this book for a year and a day, and I still haven’t gotten round to it. Maybe its length is what’s stopping me, but that didn’t stop me reading War and Peace, so I don’t even know what’s wrong with anymore. Definitely reading this one next year.
(or at least that’s what I’m telling myself now)
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
This just seems like a really good book (though it is ridiculously long). I really want to read it sometime in the
distantnear future …
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
No, I have not seen the movie. No, I have not seen the musical. (Theatre tickets are expensive!) Yes, I do occasionally feel left out when my friends burst into rousing choruses and I don’t know the words. (Well, it would make more sense if I could actually sing … but if I knew the words I would sing anyway. Because I sound like a dying crow but that doesn’t stop me enjoying it.)
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
This has been one I’ve been meaning to read for ages, ever since I first heard it referenced on a documentary.
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is one that I want to wait a bit longer before reading, but still desperately want to read, help.
Fangirl – Rainbow Powell
Well, seeing as I have nothing but classics on the list, I figured I should add this. I’ve been wanting to try it for ages, and I’ve nothing but good things, so I figured – why not give it a try? (now all I need is money to buy it, yay)
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
This is one that I’ve been meaning to get to for AGES. I really really want to try it, dear me!
Animal Farm – George Orwell
ANOTHER ONE by George Orwell?! Yes! I never had to do this one in school so I really want to try it now, as it’s a classic and therefore good.
Percy Jackson (and all of the books by…) – Rick Riordan
I’ve read the first one-and-a-half books, and haven’t gotten around to the rest, though they are so much fun and I couldn’t stop giggling. I think I’m subconsciously saving this one for a day when I need laughter, because Percy is surely the funniest character ever to have been written from first person.
Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee
Dear me, I have read How To Kill A Mockingbird twice now, and it is simply stunning. I have heard many good things about the second book, and seeing as I own it, there really isn’t anything stopping me from reading it, is there. (Apart from the rest of my TBR, that is.)
So that’s that! Hope you enjoyed. It was sooo hard to choose my top ten, but I have to prioritise. I really do.
(Hides under the table because I know that I will not read these ones before the rest of my TBR)