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!