Howdy! It’s the last Tuesday of the school year! WHOOT! WHOOT!
Every week I bring you a Top Ten Tuesday and this week is no different. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous Broke and Bookish to encourage community among book bloggers and to showcase what we love best…BOOKS!
Each week there is a specific theme and this week is a rewind week where we can choose any past Top Ten topic. I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the books I haven’t read, so my list is books that I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read. These are books that are major mainstays in the classic middle grade and young adult canon, but for some reason, I just haven’t read them. They’re all supposed to be fantastic reads (duh that’s why their considered classics) and many have been sitting on my Goodreads To Read shelf for years, but I just can’t seem to get to them.
You’re curious huh? You want to know what books I am behind the times on! Okay, well here we go!
1. Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
The students at my school really love this book and always tell me that I need to read it.
2. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
I remember my classmates reading this one in elementary and middle school. I was too busy solving mysteries with Nancy Drew to get into this one, but I wish I had!
3. The Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien
This one is obviously a classic and I’ve seen (and love) the movies. This series is just such a huge time commitment though. Maybe I’ll save these for one day when we have kids who want to read them…
4. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
My focus of study as a History major was the Southern Civil Rights Movement, so the fact that I haven’t read this book is just plain lame.
5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I know! I know! It’s classic Young Adult and I know its supposed to be so good! But I’m honestly a little intimidated by this book!
6. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Again, as a History lover you’d think I’d have attacked this one long ago, but alas, I have not.
7. Holes by Louis Sachar
Tons of people tell me this is one of their all time faves, but again, I missed the boat on this one!
8. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
I hadn’t thought too much about this one since 5th grade (somewhere in the early 90s). But a student recently read it and told me how much she loved it. Get with the times Christina!
9. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
What?! I know. Everyone loves this one.
10. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
This book is TEENY TINY! Why haven’t I read it? Again, I am a broken record. I DON’T KNOW!
This is pretty bad huh? *hides face in palms shamefully*
I promise to repent of my lameness at start fitting these classics into my reading schedule! Forgive me!
Are you like me? Are there classics that you just haven’t gotten to yet? Maybe we should start a support group to hold each other accountable to finally pick up these titles!