Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read in a Day

 
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I apologize for being a little behind today. Hubby finally came home last night. Three months is a looong time. We'll leave it at that.

For my Top Ten, I've chosen classics that are less than 200 pages long. A couple of them are much less than my 200-page limit, so you could maybe read more than one in a day. And bonus, many of the titles are available as free eBooks.

So without further ado, here goes (in no particular order):

1. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

2. Animal Farm by George Orwell

3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

6. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

7. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

9. Persuasion by Jane Austen

10. The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


Happy reading, and as always thanks a billion for stopping by!
Angela
 
 
 
 



91 comments:

  1. I didn't know there were so many short classics, I'll have to get to these.

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  2. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love that a lot of these are available as free eBooks.

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  3. OK How sad is it that I've yet to read a single one of those books?! My two favorite short classics are Much Ado About Nothing and The Importance of Being Ernest. They are both like just reading the movies, which I love! Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

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    1. Hi Abbi,
      It was my pleasure. Much Ado About Nothing is a great read.

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  4. Great list! I don't remember if I read Persuasion in a day, which is why I didn't put it on my list, but I remember not being able to put it down when I got to the second half of the novel--needed to know what would happen to Anne and Wentworth! xD <333 that novel =)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier today =D

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    1. Hi Li,
      My pleasure. You just can't go wrong with Jane Austen.

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  5. So I have to say that we have very different tastes in the books we read. Everything in your list would take me weeks. I cannot do classics in a day although I did read A Tale of Two Cities in two days. But I did love Of Mice and Men; Animal Farm just creeped me out a little. Interesting list!

    My Top Ten

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    1. Hey Manda-rae,
      Of Mice and Men is one of my all-time favorite books to read.

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  6. Great list.

    I feel like Persuasion is so often overlooked, so it was nice to see it here.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

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    1. Hi Laura,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. It was my pleasure to check out your Top Ten.

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  7. You have great taste in books! The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter and Persuasion are AHHHH-mazing. Seriously. I think Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen, but sometimes I think it's Persuasion. I love it so much! A few of the other books you mentioned are on my Classics Club list - so I'll be reading them soon :)

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    1. Hi Hannah,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. I love the classics (at least the quick-reading classics).

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  8. I love The Time Machine! And Ethan Frome! Thank you for being someone who likes that depressing book haha!

    Thanks for stoppin' by!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library

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      LOL...Thanks for checking out my Top Ten.

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  9. Great list! I have read and enjoyed many of these. I haven't read The Pearl, Persuasion, or Ethan Frome. I guess I will have to check them out- especially if they are free. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. It's always nice to see you. The Pearl is really short, and a great story. But I love Steinbeck, so I am a bit biased.

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Scarlet Letter, The Heart of Darkness and Persuasion. I read all three of those in a day as well.

    Oh how I want to reread those ones.

    Great picks! Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I'm so glad that you also like the classics.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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    1. Hi Danica,
      Thanks so much for returning the favor!

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  11. Love Animal Farm and Persuasion. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. You really can't go wrong with Jane Austen! The pleasure was all mine.

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  12. i have read about half of them and they belong on this list!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words.

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  13. Lol, hope you enjoyed being reunited with your husband.

    Most of your books are on my TBR list and I intend to get through them in the next couple of years for a classics challenge. Nice to know a few that are short that I can slip in when I need to!

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    1. Yes, yes I am. LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  14. I love all the classics! Especially The Time Machine. I just downloaded Persuasion for a reread because I haven't read it for waaaaaay too long.

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      That's so great to hear! Thanks a bunch for stopping by.

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  15. What a great list - I'd totally forgotten about The Pearl! Now I have a lot of researching for classics to find online to download to the e-reader....

    Enjoy the time alone with your husband - and wish him a welcome home from everyone.

    Jenn at Lost In A Good Book
    http://lostinagreatbook.wordpress.com/

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      Thank you, that's so sweet.

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  16. Wow! I could never read such heavy books in a day!

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  17. Ooooh Classics. I do like Classics. I adore The Great Gatsby, I probably could have read it in a day if I hadn't read it as a class in high school. I need more Classics in my dashboard. New follower as well and thank you for stopping by.

    Miranda @ The Lonely Bookshelf

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    1. Thank you so much, Miranda. I love the classics as well; at least the ones that can be read in a day :)

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  18. Oh "Persuasion"! I love "Persuasion" so much, it is such a beautiful book. I really ought to both it and "The Great Gatsby", because they are both so fantastic. Thanks for representing the classics Angela. :)

    Following Along! J

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and following. I sincerely appreciate your stopping by!

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  19. What a list! I think I may need to get back to the classics. Some of them, like Gatsby and Ethan Fromme, I haven't read since high school as my experience of them at that time wasn't so great.

    Thank you for stopping by my top ten this week :)

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      The shorter classics are way more fun to read when you're not being graded on it! It was my pleasure stopping by.

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  20. I've only read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin so now that I see you have one of her other works on your list I might have to try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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    1. Hey HarleyBear,
      My pleasure. You may want to check out Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen too.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my page! ;o) I haven't read some of these since High school. lol


    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

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    1. LOL. Thanks so much for dropping by.

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  22. O.o Classics, I like. HEART OF DARKNESS and THE SCARLET LETTER are my favorite! Great list and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Marybeth,
      I agree, those are fantastic. My pleasure :)

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  23. I've read seven of these! I feel so smart!

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    1. Hi Emily,
      Thanks a billion for stopping by.

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  24. I am truly lacking on the classics. I haven't read any of these books. Awesome list though, all made of classics. Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten Tuesday.

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      The pleasure was all mine. Thanks for dropping by.

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  25. Awesome take on the list prompt! Wonderful books, though I think some of them, though short, would take longer than a day! They are DEEP ones! :)

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    1. Hi Suey,
      Thanks for stopping by! I completely agree with you. I composed the list by crudely looking at the number of pages.

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  26. Interesting take on the topic! It was hard to pick books for this one, since I rarely read a book in just a day, but I like how you limited it to the shorter books, since those are easier to read in a day. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

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    1. Hi Melissa,
      You're quite welcome. Thanks for returning the favor.

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  27. THE TIME MACHINE is an excellent novel. I do like H.G. Wells, and have ever since I read THE WAR OF THE WORLDS when I was about 9 or 10. The commentary in THE TIME MACHINE is perhaps more a propos today than it was back then... :)

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    1. I completely agree with you. Thanks so much, Colin, for stopping by.

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  28. The only book I read on your list was Of Mice and Men! It was amazing. (: Great list! I need to read more of these books.
    My Top Ten

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    1. I LOVE Of Mice and Men! Thanks so much for stopping by. On my way to check out your Top Ten.

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  29. Thanks so much for stopping by my page! I love your list! I find that a lot of people taking part of the challenge are really into YA. That's great for them but I can't really relate to it. I still haven't read Persuasian if you can believe it.

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    1. Hi Lesley,

      I don't read much YA either. I tend to gravitate toward non-fiction lately. Persuasion is one of the titles available as a free eBook. Thank you so much for dropping by.

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  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I LOVED Of Mice and Men! That was one of the best books ever. The only Austin book I've read thus far is Northanger Abbey and I loved it as well.

    Great list! Now following you back via GFC!

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    1. Hey there, Sonnie,

      It was my pleasure. I totally agree. I LOVE Of Mice and Men! Thanks for stopping by, your kind words, and the follow. I appreciate it all :)

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  31. Great list! I love Persuasion so much. And thanks for reminding me that I need to read The Great Gatsby. Also for stopping by my blog!

    Congratulations on having your husband back after such a long time. I'm impressed you're blogging at all. :)

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    1. LOL He's taking a nap...Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. You have no idea how glad I am to see a list that's not chalk-full of YA. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you like it :)

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  33. Whoa. I have read none on this list. I really need to read at least one. Lol. Thx for dropping by!=D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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    1. Hey Fara,
      LOL...I suggest Of Mice and Men, it's fantastic and a quick read.

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  34. Great list, though I can't say I am crazy about Heart of Darkness. It was never a favorite for some reason.

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    1. Hi Alex,
      Awww, that's ok. We don't have to like a book just because it's a classic. Thanks for swinging by to check out my Top Ten.

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  35. Great list! I have read many of those in one day and taught The Great Gatsby and now Of Mice and Men to my students this semester!

    Thanks for dropping by to read my list!

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    1. How fantastic! It was my pleasure, I love hopping through Top Ten.

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  36. Nice choice, focussing on classics! So true too...I've read a few of them in just a day! :-D

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      Thanks so much! I appreciate your stopping by.

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  37. I've read quite a few of these, I remember reading The Pearl in secondary school and really enjoying it, and I love The Great Gatsby. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a good week!

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    1. Smallgirl,
      I loved The Pearl too. It was my pleasure, and you have a great week as well. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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  38. Great list! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Hi Emme,
      Thanks so much! It was my pleasure. Thanks for returning the favor, I really appreciate it.

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  39. You know what's terrible? I think I've only read one of those... And they all look like books I've should have at least read once...

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    1. Touya,
      LOL...There's no time like the present. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  40. Great picks! I haven't read Animal Farm, but it is one of the books that I really feel I need to read. My favourite from this list is Treasure Island. Glad your husband is back! Enjoy!

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      Thanks so much! I appreciate your stopping by.

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  41. Completely agree with Of Mice and Men being on this list!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I love Of Mice and Men too. It was my pleasure stopping by to check out your Top Ten :)

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  42. Animal Farm is one of my favorite books. Also, Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen book. Great list!

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    1. Hi Angie,
      Thanks so much! I really appreciate your stopping by. Have a fantastic rest of the week.

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  43. Oh, love your choices! Persuasion and Gatsby are two of my favorites. I haven't read Edith Wharton yet, but I've been wanting to - I have The Age of Innocence sitting on my shelf at the moment!

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      Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. I have never read Animal Farm- but I hear so much about it. I have put it on my list of books I should read this year! If it is short then I should easily be able to fit it in. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hey Jess,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a Happy Easter!

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  45. Thanks for stopping by my blog! =)
    Sadly I haven't read any of the books that you've put on your list but I will surely read a few of them in the future! =D

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    1. Thanks a million for stopping by!

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  46. Thanks for stopping by! I love that all the books on your list are classics! THE GREAT GATSBY is one of my favorite books ever :)

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    1. Hi Snark,
      Thanks for checking out my list and the follow.

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