This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books Written Before I Was Born. This seems like an odd prompt to me because I feel like there are hundreds and hundreds of books that were written before I was born. (I’m not that old!) But I realize there are probably thousands that were written after I was born. So whatever. Here are ten I would like to read someday.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas: I’m actually reading this right not but I’m taking it sloooow because it’s long. It’s fun, though!

Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones: Honestly, I should just read all of Jones’ books (even if some were published after I was born), but I want to at least read the ones connected (loosely) with Howl’s Moving Castle.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: I really need to read more Agatha Christie because they’re so fun! I’ve had this one on my list for a while because it sounded the most interesting.

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card: I adore Ender’s Game but never read any of the other books connected to it. I should do that… right?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo: Another classic I need to read and also watch the Disney film version of. It’s not as long as Les Mis, so it should be doable!

The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis: I’ve read the first book in this trilogy, but I need to read the other two, considering most people say the second book is the best. I have a volume of all three together but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: I received a copy of this from a friend last year because she thought I would enjoy it. Just add it to the list of classics I need to read!

Other Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Until recently, I didn’t know Laura wrote other books about her travels and adventures. I’d love to read them at some point, maybe if I decide to revisit the Little House series again.

The Once and Future King by T. H. White: At some point, I want to read all the King Arthur books I can find. I don’t know how soon that will be, but I do own a copy of this so maybe sooner than I think.

The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I started reading through this collection of Sherlock Holmes novels and stories, but it was very dry and I never finished. I’d like to start again and actually read through the collection!

What books do you want to read that were written before you were born? Don’t forget to join the link-up!