This week’s Top Ten Tuesday challenges us to come up with to-be-read books by our favorite authors…
1. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
Yes, I probably sound like a broken record, but I still haven’t read this one.
2. Joseph Conrad: Nostromo
3. Franz Kafka: Diaries
Diaries…that’s a little awkward.
4. Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon
5. Agatha Christie: The rest of the Poirot series
It’s been over a decade since I read it, so I might just start over.
6. Charlotte Bronte: The Professor and Emma
7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Firm of Girdlestone
This is getting obscure, but Doyle’s lesser-known works rarely disappoint.
8. J. R. R. Tolkien: The Fall of Gondolin
9. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment
10. Soren Kierkegaard: The Concept of Anxiety
My biggest takeaway from this list is that, barring Dostoyevsky and Kierkegaard, I’ve scarcely discovered any new favorite authors in the past 6–8 years. Pretty sad.