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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #38

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
 
Top Ten Books That I Wish Were Taught When I Was In High School:
 
I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)The Mysterious IslandFrom the Earth to the MoonJourney to the Center of the EarthAround the World in Eighty Days Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaThe Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) Roots: The Saga of an American FamilyLong Walk to Freedom
Sarum: The Novel of England
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. I didn't have the opportunity to read Jules Verne while I was in school. I'm going to have to read at least one of these. And I wish The Fellowship of the Ring was required reading. That would have been amazing.

    My TTT

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    1. I wish I had gotten to read them for my English classes along with LOTR. I've read a few of Verne's novels and I adore them. Still working up the courage to read LOTR though. :)

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  2. I think I would've been very overwhelmed to read The Lord of The Rings, but it may have forced me to read it! I do want to at some point! Great list :-)

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    1. I know what you mean. I've always regretted not reading it sooner, and I'm ashamed to say that I still haven't read it but I'm hoping to change that by years end.

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  3. That's a lot of Jules Verne! Have to say I've never read one of his, another hole in my classic reading list. We had LOTR too, there should definitely be more fantasy on required reading lists!

    Here's our TTT: two girls, one suitcase

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    1. Oh! You absolutely have to give Verne a try. I recommend starting with either The Mysterious Island or A Journey To The Center OF the Earth. Both were marvelous. I agree with you there is a need for more fantasy to be on required reading lists.

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  4. Lots of Jules Verne! I have never read any of those, but I definitely want to get around to some at some point. Especially The Mysterious Island!

    Books of Amber

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    1. The Mysterious Island was great! I loved it and I hope you get to read it soon Amber!

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  5. I've read Jules Verne books a few years back and I really did like them but I've never thought about them being a school read :o

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    1. I think they would be great school reads because he practically invented the sci-fi and steampunk genres. I think his writing would be more appealing to kids than a lot of classics chosen.

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  6. Haha, quite the Jules Verne fan! Nothing wrong with that! Although it would be nice to know which one is your absolute favorite!!

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    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-tuesday-what-im-reading-and.html

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    1. I'm torn between The Mysterious Island and A Journey to The Center of The Earth, though I am leaning more towards Journey since I re-read it once a year.

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  7. Lots of good choices-- the Nelson Mandela book is very good choice and the Jules Verne ones-classics. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh my goodness the Mandela autobiography was amazing. I'm half South African and when I read it I was on a bit of an epic quest to read more about where my family is from and the political climate there when my dad was growing up. It was an amazing read and I recommend it to everyone :)

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  8. A lot of Jules Verne there. I totally agree, great list.
    Here is my TTT
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-books-that-should-be-required.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Renee, I have to admit I'm a bit of a Vernian :D

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  9. I like your Jules verne choices, and I love that classic cover of Fellowship of the Ring. I should read Mysterious Island, I liked the movie as a kid but never read the book...

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    1. I loved the movie too! (If you're talking about the old movie from the 50s or 60s that is) and I love classic covers for some of the older books :)

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