My fellow bookworms and classic clubbers, as promised here is my top ten list of books, ordered alphabetically, from my epic fifty books and five year challenge:
~ 1 ~
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The timeless, warm-hearted tale of the ghostly and redemptive journey of the infamous miser Ebenezer Scrooge.
~ 2 ~
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
A delightful and eccentric adventure around the world with wealthy English gentlemen Phileas Fogg and his French manservant Passepartout.
~ 3 ~
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
A touching and charming tale that follows the lives of the women of Cranford, a small rural town in Victorian England.
~ 4 ~
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
A gothic, atmospheric Holmes and Watson mystery out on the foggy, lonely moors, in search of a diabolical hound.
~ 5 ~
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
An utterly charming novel that chronicles the struggles, tribulations, and joys of the four March sisters as they grow from children into women.
~ 6 ~
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A wonderful tale of young women trying to find their way in the world, and I think it really is a tale full of universal truths that do not change during the ages.
~ 7 ~
The Railway Children by E Nesbit
A charming Edwardian children’s classic that follows middle-class siblings Roberta, Phyllis and Peter as they are forced to start a new life in the country.
~ 8 ~
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A charming children’s classic that follows an unloved orphan Mary Lennox as she starts a new life in her uncle’s home, Misselthwaite Manor.
~ 9 ~
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
A sweeping historic and romantic novel that follows the swashbuckling adventures of D’Artagnan and his friends Aramis, Porthos and Athos.
~ 10 ~
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A rip-roaring adventure that takes us to sea in search of treasure with young Jim Hawkins and the devious Long John Silver.
Have you read any of these? What are some of your favourite classics?